Definition of schoolmaster in English:

schoolmaster

Syllabification: school·mas·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞olˌmastər
 
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noun

dated
A male teacher in a school.
More example sentences
  • Less surprising is the large number of schoolmasters, top public school headmasters, college fellows and masters, and university professors.
  • He is a sadistic schoolmaster and incompetent teacher.
  • In 1790s Gotham, most children were educated within an informal system of ‘pay schools’ presided over by independent schoolmasters and schoolmistresses.

Derivatives

schoolmasterly

adjective
More example sentences
  • His piece is rather smug, schoolmasterly and patronising.
  • Much as he disliked the label ‘Father Of The Nation’, for many people he was just that, a gaunt, schoolmasterly figure who had rekindled Scotland's parliament and whose experience was essential for its well - being.
  • Political condemnation and praise in the name of art seem to be two sides of one coin representing a schoolmasterly avoidance of the issue.

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