- the head of a military order of knighthood, a lodge, fraternal order, or the like.
- Also grand master, grand·mas·ter. Chess. International Grand Master.
- Also grand·mas·ter. (lowercase) a person at the highest level of ability or achievement in any field.
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- one of the top chess players of a particular country
- (capital as part of title)Grandmaster of Russia
- Also called: International Grandmaster chess a player who has been awarded the highest title by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs
- a leading exponent of any of various arts
- 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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