Definition of headmaster in English:

headmaster

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Pronunciation: /hɛdˈmɑːstə
 
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noun

chiefly British
  • A man who is the head teacher in a school.
    More example sentences
    • That night we had dinner with the headmaster and vice headmasters (1 school president and 3 vice presidents).
    • Now all the naïve parents and teachers, including the headmasters and mistresses, can see what your ‘darling’ children are up too.
    • Born in Lancashire, the son of the headmaster of Ripon Grammar School, Peter studied art at Leeds School of Art.

Derivatives

headmasterly

adjective
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  • Under the headmasterly rule of His Excellency the Life President Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda (to give him his official moniker), Malawi was peaceful, tidy, friendly, and decidedly old-fashioned.
  • If Guthrie wishes to be seen as having left the world of hemline journalism behind him, now is his heaven-made chance to demonstrate a headmasterly fairness and impartiality - one that is quite clearly beyond Marr and the boys.
  • But, even though she was reputed to be somewhat headmasterly over the usage of English, she had a charming and engaging social presence.

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