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[stey-shuh n-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
  1. a person in charge of a railroad station; station agent.
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Origin of stationmaster

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; station + master
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Examples from the Web for stationmaster

Historical Examples

  • At the next the stationmaster is a Russian, and Russian guards replace the Japanese.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • The stationmaster told us that this was the house, so we came here.

  • "There must be more in her than shows on the outside," agreed the stationmaster.

  • In England, I should have gone to the stationmaster and explained my mistake.

    Three Men on the Bummel

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • Some idle-looking young men were lounging about with the stationmaster.

    North and South

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

British Dictionary definitions for stationmaster


station manager

  1. the senior official in charge of a railway station
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