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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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A big unit, Headman will be a potent force as long as he does not leave himself with too much to do by getting behind early on.
'The headman voiced his concerns to me and solicited for my opinion on the matter.
Mkondoni Village Headman Hassan Chonde who said that they have lived on the land now being claimed by suspected grabbers for over 20 years.
Now, with his ascension to being the headman, there comes a special pressure on any head coach of the Salukis to succeed.
The jirga found the Rind tribe guilty of killing five men and injuring another one besides kidnapping four women of the Otha community in retaliation to the murder of the Rind headman, Abdul Rahim Rind, and kidnap of some women.
Five generations later, Dunn is probably the last headman of a village on the frontline against climate change.
The analysis will focus on remedial consultations, concerned with accusations of curse affliction and sorcery, which the headman of this Association performed for clients suffering from curse afflictions.
Srinagar -- In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the ban on publication of Srinagar-based English daily Kashmir Reader by the Indian authorities and the killing of a former village headman by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama district.
KIRKUK / NINA / Daesh organization executed the a village headman (Mukhtar) south of Kirkuk.
KIRIKKALE (CyHAN)- A headman of UlaE- Village, located in central Turkish province of Kyrykkale, installed a camera to the entrance of village.
The bridge is located in Headman Mulimas area in Chief Ndakes zone.
When the victim's family approached the Ranjitpur police post, they were told to approach the village headman instead.