noun, plural mas·ters-at-arms.
Origin of master-at-arms
Examples from the Web for master-at-arms
He made a quick run for the ladder leading on deck, but was stopped by the master-at-arms, who demanded an explanation.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
Ordly, tell the master-at-arms to see that these lads have a warm meal before they leave the ship this afternoon.The Battleship Boys at Sea|Frank Gee Patchin
“Master-at-arms, take charge of the prisoner; punishment is deferred,” cried the captain, springing on to the poop.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston
At another sign from the captain, the master-at-arms, stepping up, removed the shirt from the prisoner.Sustained honor|John R. Musick,
The master-at-arms, who had been looking for him, told him that he was wanted on the quarterdeck.The Rival Crusoes|W.H.G. Kingston