from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Meistersinger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A German lyric poet of the late Middle Ages.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Mastersinger.
- n. One of a class of poets which flourished in Nuremberg and some other cities of Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. They bound themselves to observe certain arbitrary laws of rhythm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a class of German poets and musicians, chiefly peasants and artisans, who began to form gilds or societies for the cultivation of their art in the fourteenth century.
German Meistersinger (Wiktionary)