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n., pl. -men, n.
chair chairperson chairman chairwoman
A chairman is a man who is in charge of a meeting or debate.
The male head of an organization is often referred to as its chairman.
In the past, chairman was used to refer to both men and women, but it is now not often used to refer to a woman. The woman in charge of a meeting or organization is sometimes referred to as the chairwoman.
|Noun||1.||chairman - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"|
Kalon Tripa - the chairman of the Kashag and essentially head of the Tibetan government-in-exile
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
vice chairman - one ranking below or serving in the place of a chairman
|Verb||1.||chairman - act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"|