Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural maistries)
(In South Asia) a master workman; a foreman: they were all under the control of maistries, who unofficially acted as subcontractors
More example sentences
- One contractor is trying to take shelter under the claim that his maistry, and not he, has brought the inter-state workmen.
- This is the head mason, or maistry, with his team of lesser maistries, beldaars and mazdoors.
- Field staff including maistries and inspectors were deployed for duty and for monitoring the situation in various areas for immediate rectification, he said.
From Portuguese mestre 'master'.
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