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Grand Master

noun
1.
the head of a military order of knighthood, a lodge, fraternal order, or the like.
2.
Also, grand master, grandmaster. Chess. International Grand Master.
3.
Also, grandmaster. (lowercase) a person at the highest level of ability or achievement in any field.
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  • Philippe seized their property, and in 1314 the Grand Master was burned.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • "Unique is the way the Grand Master puts it," I said, pleased with myself.

    Card Trick Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
  • "A guy could get used to almost anything, Grand Master," I said.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The Grand Master is a patient, if deadly, old goat, and he came after me in person.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • As Grand Master of artillery, he has the nomination of twelve regiments.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Such were Willarski and even the Grand Master of the principal lodge.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for Grand Master

Grand Master

noun
1.
the title borne by the head of any of various societies, orders, and other organizations, such as the Templars or Freemasons, or the various martial arts
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