drillmaster

noun drill·mas·ter \ ˈdril-ˌmas-tər \

Definition of drillmaster

1 : an instructor in military drill
2 : an instructor or director who maintains severe discipline and often stresses method and detail

First Known Use of drillmaster

1833

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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