Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mining, the title of an officer who acts as manager, agent, and surveyor, representing the interests of the proprietor or ‘lord,’ and at the same time looking after those of the miner. Also called bailiff, bergmaster, and burghmaster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun engraving Formerly, a local judge among miners; now, an officer of the barmote.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical A local judge among miners.
  • noun An officer of the barmote.

Etymologies

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From earlier barghmaster, berghmaster, equivalent to bergh +‎ master. Cognate with German Bergmeister.

Examples

  • Central barmaster Justin Guthrie will be ladling out not only bubbling hot mugs of Tom and Jerry (rum, sugar, eggs and boiling water) but cups of Some Punch for a Change (created for this column during the campaign).

    Having a Ball at the Inauguration

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