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master1 British & World English

A man who has people working for him, especially servants or slaves

master2 British & World English

A ship or boat with a specified number of masts

mint master British & World English

A superintendent at a mint

master key British & World English

A key that opens several locks, each of which also has its own key

master plan British & World English

A comprehensive plan of action

past master British & World English

A person who is particularly skilled at a specified activity or art

old master British & World English

A great artist of former times, especially of the 13th-17th century in Europe

ballet master British & World English

A person employed by a ballet company to teach and rehearse dancers

grand master British & World English

A chess player of the highest class, especially one who has won an international tournament

master mason British & World English

A skilled mason, especially one who oversees the construction of buildings

master stroke British & World English

A very skilful and opportune act

master switch British & World English

A switch controlling the supply of electricity or fuel to an entire system

second master British & World English

A deputy headmaster

pupil-master British & World English

A barrister in charge of a trainee barrister

Master Aircrew British & World English

A generic RAF rank equivalent to warrant officer, only applied to members of an aircrew

master mariner British & World English

A seaman qualified to be a captain, especially of a merchant ship

master sergeant British & World English

A high rank of non-commissioned officer in the US armed forces

sailing master British & World English

An officer responsible for the navigation of a ship or yacht

shipping master British & World English

An official presiding over the signing-on and discharging of seamen

question master British & World English

A person who presides over a quiz or panel game

harbour master British & World English

An official in charge of a harbour

master-at-arms British & World English

A warrant officer appointed to carry out or supervise police duties on board a ship

be one's own master in master1 British & World English

Be independent or free to do as one wishes

chief master sergeant British & World English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Air Force ranking above senior master sergeant and below warrant officer

master of ceremonies British & World English

A person who presides over a formal event or entertainment and who introduces guests, speakers, or entertainers

make oneself master of in master1 British & World English

Acquire a thorough knowledge of or facility in

be one's own master British & World English

Be independent or free to do as one wishes

master gunnery sergeant British & World English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Marine Corps ranking above master sergeant and below sergeant major

Master of the Rolls British & World English

(In England and Wales) the judge who presides over the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) and who was formerly in charge of the Public Record Office

senior master sergeant British & World English

A rank of non-commissioned officer in the US air force, above master sergeant and below chief master sergeant

make oneself master of British & World English

Acquire a thorough knowledge of or facility in

master's in master1 British & World English

A postgraduate degree

master chief petty officer British & World English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above senior chief petty officer and below warrant officer

remaster British & World English

Make a new master of (a recording), typically in order to improve the sound quality

Mixmaster British & World English

A type of electric food processor

bandmaster British & World English

The conductor of a musical band, especially a brass or military one

Grand Master in grand master British & World English

The head of an order of chivalry or of Freemasons

housemaster British & World English

A teacher in charge of a house at a boarding school

masterclass British & World English

A class, especially in music, given by an expert to highly talented students

Master Mason in master mason British & World English

A fully qualified Freemason

quizmaster British & World English

A person who asks the questions and enforces the rules in a television or radio quiz programme

taskmaster British & World English

A person who imposes a harsh or onerous workload on someone

chargemaster British & World English

A list detailing the official rate charged by a hospital for individual procedures, services, and goods

puppetmaster British & World English

A person, group, or country that covertly controls another

stationmaster British & World English

An official in charge of a railway station

jack of all trades in jack1 British & World English

A person who can do many different types of work but who is not necessarily very competent at any of them

wardrobe mistress British & World English

A woman (or man) in charge of the making and organization of the costumes in a theatrical company

wardrobe master in wardrobe mistress British & World English

A woman (or man) in charge of the making and organization of the costumes in a theatrical company

jack of all trades British & World English

A person who can do many different types of work but who is not necessarily very competent at any of them


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