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  • noun UK, Canada, nautical An official responsible for the enforcement of regulations in a port.


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harbour + master


  • At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coastguard on the spot and asked him to estimate the wind speed.

    Pick and Mix for the weekend relief

  • There was no sign of Fitzpatrick, or the children, but the harbourmaster said he had seen two small boys on deck two days ago.

    Deadly Intent

  • The woman, apart from being a lawyer, has a Master's degree in Chemistry, was the first ever female harbourmaster in Canada and the first ever female CEO of a Port Authority in Canada, and is now a Cabinet minister.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • According to the harbourmaster, it had been registered there for only one month.

    Deadly Intent

  • The boat had to give the harbourmaster details of ownership: the name was one of Alexander Fitzpatricks aliases.

    Deadly Intent

  • * She turned to Pujawan, the young man the harbourmaster had sent to help us with our bags.

    The Gates of Noon

  • The harbourmaster would have armed guards posted on the container meanwhile.

    The Gates of Noon

  • The Syahbandar, or harbourmaster, and the Kantor Imigrasi chief, both Jawanese, were close to apoplexy; in the current terrorist emergency that could get them into deep slurry with the military, a very unhealthy place to be.

    The Gates of Noon

  • The Marseille harbourmaster was regretful but definite.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • Anyway, we can surely believe the harbourmaster if he says she's not here.

    Salvage for the Saint


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