: a local official arbiter or judge among English miners
: an officer of the barmote who presides at meetings, collects dues, and acts as manager

Word History


alteration of earlier bargh-master, probably partial modification, partial translation of German bergmeister, from berg- mining (from berg mountain, from Old High German) + meister master

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“Barmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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