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maistry

Line breaks: mais|try
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪstri
 
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Definition of maistry in English:

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.

Origin

from Portuguese mestre 'master'.

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