Definition of grand master in English:

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grand master

Pronunciation: /ɡrand ˈmastər/

noun

1 (usually grandmaster) A chess player of the highest class, especially one who has won an international tournament.
Example sentences
  • Her mother Joan, by the way, is the sister of chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer.
  • Preferably, it has been written by a grandmaster or international master who actually plays the line in question.
  • He hopes Russian grandmaster and former world chess champion Gary Kasparov will give guest lectures.
2 (Grand Master) The head of an order of chivalry or of Freemasons.
Example sentences
  • The famous King Henry the Navigator was a known Grand Master of the Order.
  • The house dates back two hundred years and was built by the local Grand Master of the Freemasons.
  • He then orders the Grand Master to leave with his Templars.

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Syllabification: grand mas·ter

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