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Meaning of chairman

chair•man

Pronunciation: (châr'mun), [key]
— n., pl. v. -men, -maned -manned, -man•ing -man•ning.
—n.
  1. the presiding officer of a meeting, committee, board, etc.
  2. the administrative head of a department in a high school, college, or university.
  3. someone employed to carry or wheel a person in a chair.
—v.t.
  1. to act as or be chairman of (a meeting, committee, etc.).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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