Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who is the principal of a school, usually a private school.

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  • n. A male school principal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. presiding officer of a school

Etymologies

head +‎ master. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sounds like the headmaster is trying to get some easy press, but I can't see how it won't backfire.

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  • Later that day, I called the headmaster of the school where I was to start teaching in September and explained that I would be having a baby around mid-April of next year.

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  • Hiltbrand expected a prompt, concerned response, and when it didn't come, he called the headmaster to make sure his allegations weren't lost in the mail.

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  • A female teacher called the headmaster to separate two boys fighting in class.

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  • Yuki Cross, adopted daughter of the headmaster, is a Guardian, assigned to keep the groups separate, although she’s in love with Kaname, President of the Night Class and her past rescuer.

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  • The headmaster was a tall woman who always wore a crisp blue uniform and had her hair in an Afro.

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  • The headmaster is the great Reverend Dr. John Newton, a Presbyterian minister from New England who helped found a school over in Walton County.

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  • The headmaster was a Mr Caswell, whose wife also taught there, and their darkly pretty daughter Maudie was in Granddads class.

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  • However I knew children at my school who were targeted because their parents were part of an anti-Masonic group and the headmaster was a leading mason as was his father, chairman of the local council.

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  • The headmaster is a Leo Baeck graduate himself, and the rabbis were born and ordained in Israel.

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