1) N-COUNT An overseer is someone whose job is to make sure that employees are working properly.

I was put in the tailor shop, and I loved it, I really did. I was promoted to overseer.

2) N-COUNT: usu with poss If a person or organization is the overseer of a particular system or activity, they are responsible for making sure that the system or activity works properly and is successful.

...the department's dual role as overseer of oil production and safety.

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