har·​bor·​mas·​ter ˈhär-bər-ˌma-stər How to pronounce harbormaster (audio)
: an officer who executes the regulations respecting the use of a harbor

Examples of harbormaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dennis harbormaster’s office was notified of trouble in the water just before 9 p.m. Friday, according to Harbormaster Dawson Farber. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2023 The Seldovia harbormaster declined to comment on the collision when reached by phone Friday. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 15 July 2023 Thomas Ciarametaro, Gloucester’s harbormaster, said Friday that traveling so far off shore in a boat that size could present problems. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2023 With the pinnipeds dominating the voting for the Official Animal of San Francisco, Total SF hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight sat down with Pier 39 harbormaster Sheila Chandor and former CEO Taylor Safford to learn about the history of Pier 39's famous marine residents. Total Sf Podcast, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Mar. 2023 Emergency responders including Fairhaven police, Fairhaven firefighters, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Unit, as well as harbormasters, searched the shoreline from the land and the water, the statement said. Claire Law, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Mar. 2023 Those interested in the yachting lifestyle here will welcome the new 47-slip deepwater marina, which will accommodate vessels as long as 110 feet and provide all necessary support, including power, freshwater, dockmaster/harbormaster, and valet service. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2023 Crisis averted; harbormaster notified. Ben McGrath, The New Yorker, 25 July 2022 The harbormaster, a state parks ranger and search and rescue volunteer Greg Schlachter were deployed on a rescue mission by boat once Schlachter got word that a dog and two cats were left behind and their owners were planning on getting them, one way or another. Jenna Kunze, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of harbormaster was in 1769

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“Harbormaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harbormaster. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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