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headman

[′hed·mən]
(mining engineering)
A person who brings coal to the tramway from the workings.
One who engages or disengages grips on mine cars at the top of a haulage slope.

headman

(ANTHROPOLOGY) a leader within a small community. The term has been used to refer both to the leader of a BAND or TRIBE, or to a local leader within a larger political system such as a CHIEFDOM.
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Openness is higher with general directors and deputy directors (the first level of management) than with service executives and headmen (managers of the third and fourth level of management).
Ideally, each district would have a chief assisted by paid headmen who, along with the magistrate assisted by police were responsible for enforcing the law.
The headmen were as astounded as we were at how isolated it was.
These vehicles are meant to facilitate traditional rulers' tours of their chiefdoms to ensure they are kept informed about what village headmen do in promoting national development.
On June 27, a total of 164,486 registered voters will cast votes at 633 ballot boxes all across TRNC in order to elect one deputy, 28 mayors, 268 municipal assembly members, 148 village headmen and 448 associates.
By 1760, Okfuskee headmen were so frustrated at the British that some encouraged their warriors to loot trading houses and kill obnoxious British traders and packhorsemen.
In the fall of 1877, photographer Mathew Brady produced several images of a delegation of Oglala, Brule and Arapahoe headmen who had traveled to Washington D.
He would only accept a garland of flowers from the headmen in Kutail Gamri, 100 miles from Delhi.
Neel held the "eugenic" view that in small tribal societies, fights among headmen over women have promoted the survival of leadership or dominance-related genes, Tierney says.
Bands typically had headmen, respected for their raiding prowess or speaking ability.
He made the call during his meeting with Arabian tribal headmen in the presence of the Minister of Interior Mohammad Ibrahim on Saturday evening, MENA news agency reported.
The state's Inspector General of Police, S M Sahai, told ANI in an interview in Srinagar that adequate measures were being taken to provide better security for headmen of villages in the state.