Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who regularly imposes difficult or demanding tasks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who imposes a task or burdens with labor; one whose function it is to assign tasks to others; an overseer.

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

  • noun One who imposes a task, or burdens another with labor; one whose duty is to assign tasks; an overseer.

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

  • noun Someone who supervises workers, especially one who imposes hard or burdensome work.
  • noun figuratively A source of hard work or responsibility.

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

  • noun someone who imposes hard or continuous work

Etymologies

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From task + master.

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