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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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said Malela Dakui, 53, the village headman of Rakiraki, who witnessed another phenomenon of climate change: extreme weather.
The prevalence of practices of divination and of rituals for the dead is expressed in an interesting comment by the headman of this Association of Shamans in Kyzyl, an experienced Tuvan shaman in his mid-fifties.
Rolen Balquin, Cotabato City police chief, identified the victim as Mohammad Mamadra, the former headman of the village of Dimapatoy in Datu Blah Sinsuat town.
That was not the case few decades back when the village headman was the virtual lord and the will of the landlord was supreme.
Due to her linguistic skill which helped her to have access to the leading people and colonial masters in her area, she was appointed as the headman and warrant chief by the colonial administrator.
I met the village elders, including the village headman, and I was introduced to his son Mapangano, 10 years old just like me.
Kowit Rattanachote said a village headman was killed by insurgents in a drive-by shooting in Pattani province.
CHRO reports that several Burma Army soldiers disrupted the meeting and rebuked the village headman for not reporting the event to the army camp.
Toprak said, "two non-commissioned officers, two privates, the headman, an agriculture technician and one person suspected drug dealer were injured in the attack.
Significantly less" is how Bud Headman, partner at Cohne, Rappaport and Segal in Salt Lake City, calls the state's M&A activity.
The US unilateral policies and its effort to introduce itself as the headman of the global village stem from Washington's aggressive nature," Aboutorabi-Fard added.