Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female who leads, guides, or directs; a directress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A woman who leads or directs; a directress.

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  • noun a female conductor

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

  • noun a woman conductor

Etymologies

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conductor +‎ -ess

Examples

  • Once again, the conductress is a feminine "Truth," the loving, "slow-receding" star of stanza 7.

    Hemans, Heber, and _Superstition and Revelation_

  • So it is on Train 75, in Carriage 14, that our conductress plies us with cups of chai or Nescaf as we perch on our Rexene banquettes gazing at passing fields full of wind-blown rubbish, molehills the size of nuclear bunkers, and nuclear bunkers like molehills, only with tell-tale stove-pipes protruding through their turf roofs.

    Wildwood

  • So it is on Train 75, in Carriage 14, that our conductress plies us with cups of chai or Nescaf as we perch on our Rexene banquettes gazing at passing fields full of wind-blown rubbish, molehills the size of nuclear bunkers, and nuclear bunkers like molehills, only with tell-tale stove-pipes protruding through their turf roofs.

    Wildwood

  • I do not hear what he says to her, but I hear her asking him to "give her a moment", I return to the report that I am reading on my laptop and am startled a few minutes later as the conductress plops herself into the seat beside the man.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • At that time the Home Secretary was RAB Butler and Joe Simpson was Commissioner; would that a public figure of that stature was at the Home Office today, rather than someone who looks, speaks and acts like an officious bus conductress on the tatty end of the No. 25 route - circa 1954.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I do not hear what he says to her, but I hear her asking him to "give her a moment", I return to the report that I am reading on my laptop and am startled a few minutes later as the conductress plops herself into the seat beside the man.

    Barcelona breaks my heart, singing for my supper and the definition of corruption

  • He gazed on his conductress for explanation, but her figure began to fade before his eyes — her cheeks grew paler, her features less distinct, her form became shadowy, and blended itself with the mist which was ascending the hollow ravine.

    The Monastery

  • He followed, therefore, his conductress with a glad step, as she led the way down the steep ascent on which the ruined tower was situated.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Rosalin, the bus conductress spreads panic when she asks if all those intent on duty free shopping have their passports and airline tickets.

    Barbados Report No 6

  • We naturally drew back and glanced at our conductress, who had been trying to open the house – door with a key she had taken from her pocket, and to whom Richard now said that as we had had the pleasure of seeing where she lived, we would leave her, being pressed for time.

    Bleak House

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