postmaster

[ pohst-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər /

noun

the official in charge of a post office.
(formerly) the master of a station that furnished post horses to travelers.

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Origin of postmaster

First recorded in 1505–15; post3 + master

OTHER WORDS FROM postmaster

post·mas·ter·ship, nounsub·post·mas·ter, nounsub·post·mas·ter·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for postmaster

postmaster
/ (ˈpəʊstˌmɑːstə) /

noun

an official in charge of a local post officeAlso (feminine): postmistress
the person responsible for managing the electronic mail at a site
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