/keuhn duk"tris/, n.
1. a woman who conducts; a female leader, guide, director, or manager.
2. a woman who is employed as a conductor on a bus, train, or other public conveyance.
[1615-25; CONDUCT(O)R + -ESS]
Usage. See -ess.

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