from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer who has charge of the mooring and berthing of ships, and enforces the regulations respecting harbors.


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  • 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.

    Tehran Winter

  • 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.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873

  • 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.

    Cleveland Past and Present Its Representative Men

  • We must premise, at the same time, that to his honorary duties as admiral, conjoined the humbler, but not less useful, offices of lighthouse keeper, manager of the fisheries, and harbor-master.

    Willis the Pilot

  • Captain Fairfield is not crossing the ocean any more, having received the appointment as harbor-master in an English port.

    The Mysteries of Montreal Being Recollections of a Female Physician

  • The harbor-master stood up straight and looked at Ken, at last.

    The Happy Venture

  • "Ain't got none for sale ner hire, just now," the harbor-master replied.

    The Happy Venture

  • He sought out the harbor-master, who was engaged in painting a dory behind his shop.

    The Happy Venture

  • "Nary widder," said the harbor-master, chewing tobacco reflectively.

    The Happy Venture

  • Certain words, too, had acquired for him a clearer meaning: harbor-master, coaster, cargo-boat.

    Death of a Harbormaster


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