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harbor master

  1. an official who supervises operations in a harbor area and administers its rules.
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Origin of harbor master

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for harbor master

Historical Examples

  • The Harbor-master puffed out his purple cheeks to an amazing size.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • "The salaries have very much increased," said the harbor-master.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • The harbor-master is to be decoyed away to the carol-singing and the hunting of the wren?

  • The harbor-master was to be allowed to fall a prey to the device of the plotters.

  • Danny heard their loud voices, and knew they had trapped the harbor-master.