Definition of housemaster in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌmastər/


chiefly British
A male teacher in charge of a dormitory at a boarding school.
Example sentences
  • These efforts were rewarded with a position as junior housemaster and English teacher at Shore in 1940, leaving him then with his personal life to set in order.
  • ‘It never occurred to any of us at the school in that period that he was anything other than a conscientious, interested and sympathetic teacher and housemaster,’ he said.
  • Two teachers, one of whom is Hawkins' housemaster, were struck down by the virus, as was one member of domestic staff.

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Syllabification: house·mas·ter

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