- a man who is in charge of a house or a dormitory in a private school for boys.
Origin of housemaster
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"You must not be disheartened at that," Mr. Cornish, who was the "housemaster," told them.The Dash for Khartoum
George Alfred Henty
And therefore the responsibility of a Housemaster far exceeds that of a Head.
In many cases he receives no salary, as a Housemaster, at all.
The housemaster and his wife had not been sympathetic to either of them.Abington Abbey
The housemaster would hear no explanation; in fact, explanations were about the last thing he wanted.The Eternal Boy
- a teacher, esp in a boarding school, responsible for the pupils in his house
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