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baggagemaster

[ bag-ij-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈbæg ɪdʒˌmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər /
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noun
a person employed, especially by a railroad, bus company, or steamship line, to take charge of passengers' baggage.
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Origin of baggagemaster

First recorded in 1805–15; baggage + master

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How to use baggagemaster in a sentence

  • Alfred Haney went South, became baggagemaster on a Southern railroad, and was killed in an accident.

    The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight
  • At midnight I was checking my sample-trunk for Albany, and persuading the baggagemaster that 218 pounds were exactly 120.

    A Man of Samples|Wm. H. Maher
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