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English Dictionary: chairman by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
chairman
n
  1. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
    Synonym(s): president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson
v
  1. act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"
    Synonym(s): chair, chairman
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chairman \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.
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