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stationmaster

[stey-shuh n-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
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noun
  1. a person in charge of a railroad station; station agent.

Origin of stationmaster

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; station + master
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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


British Dictionary definitions for stationmaster

stationmaster

station manager

noun
  1. the senior official in charge of a railway station
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