first chair

first chair

- The premier musician playing a particular instrument in an orchestra—seated closest to the audience, taking the lead for that instrument's movements, and playing any solos.
See also related terms for orchestra.
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Pierre had come just at dinnertime and was sitting awkwardly in the middle of the drawing room on the first chair he had come across, blocking the way for everyone.
Bruff sat down on the first chair that he could find, and (emulating the usefulness of the cow) plunged back again into his papers on the spot.
She became the first chair of the Afro-American and African Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1960.
He was a founder of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, where he served as first chair.
Throughout his more than 30 years of work at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, he served in a variety of capacities, including assistant dean, associate dean, first chair and then interim chair of the Department of Health Planning and Administration.
The first chair of the Board of Governors shall be from Russia, while the first chair of the Board of Directors shall be from Brazil.
The first chair was replaced by VA; now the "replacement" chair is in the same condition that the first chair was--unusable
Dr Muhammad Mukhtar, for recognition of his institution as the first chair of Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS).
After working on the first chair for hours and making slow progress, I decided that a little heat from my propane torch might loosen the stain in hard-to-reach places.
KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION (KHE) RECEIVED THREE AWARDS LAST MONTH from First Chair, a legal organization that brings together in-house lawyers and law firm attorneys.
International Resource News-September 1, 2011--BlueStar Energy Solutions's chief legal officer winner of 2011 First Chair Award(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.

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