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[stey-shuh n-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈsteɪ ʃənˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
a person in charge of a railroad station; station agent.
Origin of stationmaster
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60; station + master Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for stationmaster
Historical Examples
  • At the next the stationmaster is a Russian, and Russian guards replace the Japanese.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • The stationmaster told us that this was the house, so we came here.

  • "There must be more in her than shows on the outside," agreed the stationmaster.

  • In England, I should have gone to the stationmaster and explained my mistake.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
  • Some idle-looking young men were lounging about with the stationmaster.

    North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • He spoke Englishhe must be a guard or a stationmaster with a cap like that.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • The stationmaster was there, and some other railroad employes.

    Annie Kilburn William Dean Howells
  • The voice was the stationmaster's, and the reply seemed to come from the guard.

    Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
  • The stationmaster said "Yes," when I asked if they were both well.

    Niece Catherine Mary Hampden
  • The second stationmaster, Funel, was able to escape with only a broken arm.

British Dictionary definitions for stationmaster


the senior official in charge of a railway station
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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