overseer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oversee +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

overseer (plural overseers)

  1. One who oversees or supervises.
    • 1855, Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom Chapter 3
      It is often deemed advisable to knock a man slave down, in order to tie him, but it is considered cowardly and inexcusable, in an overseer, thus to deal with a woman.

Synonyms[edit]

administrator
foreman
chief, head, head man
controller, comptroller
organizer
superintendent
supervisor
curator

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