(Chiefly British.) A male school principal.

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  • headmaster — index pedagogue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • headmaster — 1570s, from HEAD (Cf. head) (adj.) + MASTER (Cf. master) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • headmaster — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a male head teacher …   English terms dictionary

  • headmaster — [hed′mas΄tər] n. in certain schools, esp. private schools for boys, the man in charge of the school; principal headmastership n …   English World dictionary

  • headmaster */ — UK [ˌhedˈmɑːstə(r)] / US [ˈhedˌmæstər] noun [countable] Word forms headmaster : singular headmaster plural headmasters British a male teacher who is in charge of a school. A more usual word is headteacher. The usual American word is principal …   English dictionary

  • headmaster — I headmaster, headmistress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. principal. See school. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dean, director, superintendent; see administrator , principal …   English dictionary for students

  • headmaster — [[t]he̱dmɑ͟ːstə(r), mæ̱st [/t]] headmasters N COUNT A headmaster is a man who is the head teacher of a school. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • headmaster —    The professional title of a male teacher in charge of a school. ‘Headmistress’ is the corresponding term for a woman who fills that role. Both terms are used on formal occasions to address the people concerned, though such vocative usage was… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • headmaster — noun Date: 1576 a man heading the staff of a private school ; principal • headmasterly adjective • headmastership noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • headmaster — headmastership, n. /hed mas teuhr, mah steuhr/, n. the person in charge of a private school. [1570 80; HEAD + MASTER] * * * …   Universalium

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