fore·wom·an /ˈforˌwʊmən, ˈfɔr-/
Fore·wom·an n.; pl. Forewomen A woman who is chief; a woman who has charge of the work or workers in a shop or other place; a head woman.
n 1: a woman who is foreperson of a jury [syn: forelady]
2: a woman in charge of a group of workers