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

  • noun A worker who acts as a boss or crew leader in addition to performing regular duties.

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  • noun US A worker acting as a supervisor of other workers

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  • noun a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers


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  • I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine

    I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine

    I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal

    And the straw boss said, "Well, a-bless my soul."

    --"Sixteen Tons"

    September 29, 2010