foreman, forewoman (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. supervisor, superintendent, overseer, straw boss (inf.). See director.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. overseer, manager, supervisor, boss, superintendent, taskmaster, head, headman, shop foreman, gang foreman, straw boss*, bossman*, slavedriver*.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
boss, crew chief, overseer, supervisor, superintendent, spokesman, chair, fore-person.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Someone who directs and supervises workers: boss, director, foreperson, forewoman, head, manager, overseer, superintendent, supervisor, taskmaster, taskmistress. Informal: straw boss. Slang: chief. See OVER.

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