Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The person in charge of an animal pound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pound-keeper.

Etymologies

pound +‎ master (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At first he could not understand about his new friend, whom he heard other men call "Captain Smith, the poundmaster."

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • "All right," the poundmaster picked up his cap, and when he followed,

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • So Mr. Melville got pen and ink and wrote to the poundmaster, telling that Prince Jan was safe and well, and that he, himself, would bring the dog home.

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • And on those days the poundmaster went around with shining eyes while his lips puckered up in a cheerful whistle, or Jan heard him singing: '

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • The dog did not understand the words, but he knew that the smile was the same happy smile that came when the old poundmaster had found a good home for one of the friendless dogs.

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • "Thank God!" said the old poundmaster to a man who stood beside him and

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • He did not sleep, for his eyes were fixed on the old man's face, and when the poundmaster reached down to touch Jan's head, the dog's tail swished and thumped.

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • "Maybe Jan can take the rope to shore," said the poundmaster, while his hand rested on Jan's wet fur.

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • The old poundmaster and Jan walked on the beach nearly every day, and if the dog saw a bit of driftwood near the shore, he would swim out and get it.

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

  • The poundmaster fixed his glasses and examined a hind leg which had no foot.

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard

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