Chair·man n.; pl. Chairmen .
1. The presiding officer of a committee, or of a public or private meeting, or of any organized body.
2. One whose business it is to cary a chair or sedan.
Breaks watchmen's heads and chairmen's glasses. --Prior.
n : the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;
"address your remarks to the chairperson" [syn: president,
chairwoman, chair, chairperson]
v : act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a
university; "She chaired the department for many years"