Meaning of vice-chairman

vice-chair•man

Pronunciation: (vīs'châr'mun), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a member of a committee, board, group, etc., designated as immediately subordinate to a chairman and serving as such in the latter's absence; a person who acts for and assists a chairman.
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