- wagon boss.
- Also wag·on·mas·ter. a person hired or chosen to lead and guide a caravan of recreational vehicles, as campers, on a trip.
- Facetious. any leader, chief, commander, or the like: the wagon master of the bill now before Congress.
Origin of wagon master
First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for wagon master
The wagon-master says so, and so does every body else in the train, except Brecker, and he's a fool.Frank in the Mountains
One wagon-master, in fact, black-snaked him out of his camp.The Old Santa Fe Trail
"Being after you and gittin' you are two different things," said the wagon-master.Last of the Great Scouts
Helen Cody Wetmore
The team then belonged to a train of which John Dorny was wagon-master.
And yet the wagon-master has almost complete power over the train.