Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who is one of a board of town officers chosen annually in New England communities to manage local affairs.

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  • noun politics A female selectman

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  • noun an elected member of a board of officials who run New England towns

Etymologies

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select +‎ woman

Examples

  • Hikers toting walking sticks and lugging packs stream in and out of the post office during the hiking season, said Liz Caruso, a Caratunk selectwoman.

    Post office closures would make long hikes harder

  • This year his race with Diane Farrell, a former first selectwoman of Westport, is regarded as one of the tightest in the nation.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • He's in a very difficult reelection race up there with this woman named Diane Farrell, who is the first selectwoman of Westport, who I think is going to beat him.

    CNN Transcript May 25, 2006

  • The models for both calendars are highly respected members of the community, including teachers, a retired minister, and a former selectwoman, Esther Hopkins.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • "It's been 10 days, and I can tell you, the people who called in today have pretty much reached the ends of their ropes," said Sue Marcinek, executive assistant to Newtown's first selectwoman, Pat Llodra.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Colleen Corona, an Easton selectwoman, said the town had entertained a property tax override in 2006, implemented pay freezes and passed a local option meals tax, and still faces a $1 million deficit.

    The Daily News Transcript Homepage RSS

  • Colleen Corona, an Easton selectwoman, said the town had entertained a property tax override in 2006, implemented pay freezes and passed a local option meals tax, and still faces a $1 million deficit.

    The Daily News Transcript Homepage RSS

  • Colleen Corona, an Easton selectwoman, said the town had entertained a property tax override in 2006, implemented pay freezes and passed a local option meals tax, and still faces a $1 million deficit.

    The Daily News Transcript Homepage RSS

  • Slattery made headlines last year when she announced she would run for selectwoman with the intention, if elected, to serve simultaneously on both boards for at least the remaining year of her school committee term.

    News from www.thesunchronicle.com

  • Slattery made headlines last year when she announced she would run for selectwoman with the intention, if elected, to serve simultaneously on both boards for at least the remaining year of her school committee term.

    News from www.thesunchronicle.com

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