har·​bor·​mas·​ter | \ ˈhär-bər-ˌma-stər How to pronounce harbormaster (audio) \

Definition of harbormaster

: an officer who executes the regulations respecting the use of a harbor

Examples of harbormaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agency called for help from the town’s fire department and harbormaster to help extinguish the flames, said Petty Officer Amanda Wyrick. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Aug. 2021 John Higgins, the harbormaster in Ventura, was among those frustrated by the incessant currents, trying to keep the harbor in order, while still fielding normal calls for service. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan. 2022 In Plymouth, the harbormaster tweeted that some boats had broken loose from their moorings following the morning high tide and rough winds. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2021 The harbormaster was able to reach the man, who was wearing a fishing bib but had no lifejacket, and take him to EMS workers, Noel said. Nick Stoico, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Nov. 2021 The plane’s last transponder signal was picked up over the open ocean, where waters are between 50 and 80 feet deep, said Stuart F.X. Smith, Chatham harbormaster. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Nov. 2021 While Meg chats with the harbormaster about the crest, Harry finds something far more interesting — another ouroboros (a snake eating its own tail). Matt Cabral, EW.com, 11 Nov. 2021 The harbormaster spent most days patrolling the estuary on a 21-foot aluminum landing craft. Rachel Scheier, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 The harbormaster arrived on the scene at 9:50 a.m. and transferred everyone aboard to the patrol boat for evaluation. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of harbormaster

1769, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

23 Apr 2022

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“Harbormaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harbormaster. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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