Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman presiding officer of an assembly, meeting, committee, or board.
  • n. A woman administrative head of a department of instruction, as at a college. See Usage Notes at man, person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female chairperson
  • n. A charwoman

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a female officer who presides at the meetings of a committee, meeting, or organization; a female chairperson.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

Etymologies

chair +‎ woman (Wiktionary)

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