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Definition of "schoolmaster" [school•mas•ter]

  • A man who is a teacher. (noun)
  • One who educates, guides, or instructs. (noun)
  • A grayish-brown snapper (Lutjanus apodus) of the tropical Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "schoolmaster" in a sentence
  • ""The law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith, but _after that faith is come we are no longer under a schoolmaster_."
  • "He told me also a curious conversation amongst three grooms, at which Wrightson had assisted the day before in a railway carriage, clearly indicating to what an alarming extent the schoolmaster is abroad!"
  • "Let all encouragement be given to the "working man" who takes advantage of the fact that the schoolmaster is abroad, but do not encourage the "working man" in bookmaking."