- an official who supervises operations in a harbor area and administers its rules.
Origin of harbor master
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for harbor master
The Harbor-master puffed out his purple cheeks to an amazing size.End of the Tether
"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.