grand master

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of grand master

1 : the chief officer of a principal lodge in various fraternal orders (such as Freemasonry)
2 : an expert player (as of chess) who has consistently scored high in international competition

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First Known Use of grand master

1722

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : an expert player in chess who has scored very high in international competition


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