Definition of overseer:
- custodian (part of speech: noun)
director (part of speech: noun)
- band master,
- "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
It is doubtful whether any kind of profit- sharing in closely controlled industries can ever be as effective in training responsible men for a democracy, other things being equal, as an occupation or series of occupations in which the worker is responsible for his own results rather than to an overseer, although the profit- sharing may for the time being develop the greater technical efficiency.- "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
- "The Voyage of the Aurora", Harry Collingwood.