One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A worker, ranking below a foreman, in charge of others on a particular job.
supervisor, overseer, superintendent, manager, boss, team leader, line manager, controllerView synonyms
- ‘He worked as a chargehand for the railway company.’
- ‘In the absence of the supervisor, the chargehand is to liaise with external contractors.’
- ‘The accident happened when the woman, a stand-in chargehand, was working in the factory's pre-pack section.’
- ‘In your group is a consultant, a chargehand and a worker.’
- ‘The driver, Paul Martin, a 42-year-old chargehand from West Stockwith on the Isle of Axeholme in North Lincolnshire, was also killed.’
- ‘The chargehand shouted: ‘It's OK, stay put, don't panic, it'll pass over.’’
- ‘On each site where the work is in progress the Contractor must maintain a competent foreman or chargehand who has complete control of all labour engaged on the work.’
- ‘Drivers could lose nearly £1,400 per year, while chargehands could also face a drop in wages.’
- ‘The inquest was told that Albert, a chargehand, worked at the carriageworks from 1945 until 1980.’
- ‘Until he was made redundant last year, he worked at Horwich Castings as a chargehand.’
- ‘Assisting Rangi Ram and the British soldiers were a couple of Wallahs (chargehands), Muhammed and Rumzan.’
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