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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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And he made a rush at me, with his stick lifted, and after him came the headman, grunting with rage.
He will make a clever juggler when the old man is dead,' muttered the priest to the headman.
The village headman (Sarpanch) while expressing his condolences said that significant steps should be taken to eradicate such practises.
Gungor Yuksel, Headman of the Degirmenyeri Village said they had faced a similar overflow in 2006 but it was terrible and most dangerous than 2006.
The police are on the lookout for the remaining two, including the headman.
As today is also Labour Day and we will stage hunger strike for the whole day," said a village headman, Shahnawaz Ahmad.
Bariyarpur headman Dhanoj Kumar said: " Though the number of men at the outpost swelled, the headquarters did not construct any building.
This was communicated to the village headman and through him to the villagers.
Estanislau Fors, who is the headman in Arenys de Mar near Barcelona where Fabregas was born has said that Fabregas is not being allowed to come home and play for Barcelona, The Sun reports.
Though he didn't meet a throng of villagers who gathered outside the camps, he reportedly spoke to a village headman and appreciated the splendors of Dayara Bugyal.
They have executed their project and not a single promise has been fulfilled," claimed Dile Ram, the village headman of Malana.
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): A Chinese village headman has been living in a cave for two years in an effort to get a road linking the village to the outside world constructed.