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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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We counselled the parents of both of them and held a closeddoor meeting with both the village heads.
It was something I had never come across in my life, but I'm happy that it all ended on a happy note," said the village head.
The gruesome incident was reportedly carried out at the behest of the village head, when the accused complained to him about being thrashed by the victim's father earlier.
The arrest of the editor and the killing of the village head happened in two regional powerhouses that are considered to dominate the world economy in the coming decade.
Alawadin, a resident of Daizangi village of Ab Kamari district, said a health clinic was supposed to be built in Chelang village but when tribal elders and a village head of went to lay the foundation stone, but were prevented from doing so by a gunman.
Summary: At least 150 bodies have been recovered from wells following Muslim-Christian clashes in central Nigeria in which the estimated death toll already stood at over 400, a village head and volunteers
The Community Policing Sector for Trachoni of the SBA police is working very closely in collaboration with the village head and the community council to find a unique way to handle the problem of graffiti in the village.
Venue: The Global Village Head Office, Dubailand, Emirates Road, Exit 37
Lakhan Majhi, 65, was summoned to the house of the village head for a public meeting on Tuesday at Koilajuli Milanpur village in Assam.
But the charity also wants to support the work of the village head teacher Toulie Jatta who caters for 115 children.
The Royal Village Head Office and Sales Center were officially opened at a high-profile ceremony on September 11, 2006 and was attended by Minister of Economy & Trade, Mr Sharif Zu'bi, senior dignitaries, VIPs, government officials and businessmen.
The village head said 25 to 30 people were believed to have been in the houses.

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