An officer who has charge of the mooring and berthing of ships, and enforces the regulations respecting harbors.(noun)
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Use "harbor-master" in a sentence
"When I told him my story, he entreated me with favor and made me his harbor-master, and I have prospered in his service and found acceptance with him."
"The regal convoy consisted of five or six war-steamers, and His Majesty, besides his own officers, was escorted also by the English consul at Bangkok, the harbor-master and several European officers in the Siamese service."
"In 1827, Mr. Walworth, the harbor-master and Government agent, proceeded to Washington, and after the most strenuous exertions, succeeded in obtaining a further grant of $10,000 for the improvement of the harbor."