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 Duxbury harbormaster and police and firefighters responded to the scene and took him to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth, police said. Alyssa Lukpat, BostonGlobe.com, "Duxbury man, 72, dies after he was found floating face down at beach," 13 Aug. 2019 Paul Plummer, Harpswell’s harbormaster, says the Harpswell side of the Harpswell Cove alone holds $100,000 worth of shellfish. USA TODAY, "Surfboard proposal, Duke dorm opossum, Sky Bar’s back: News from around our 50 states," 15 Nov. 2019 The Plymouth harbormaster and others aboard boats snapped photos and recorded video of the shark’s feeding. Fox News, "Great white shark spotted off Massachusetts coast feeding on dead whale carcass," 3 Sep. 2019 Amenities: Fire ring, picnic table, Lonz Winery, 190-slip marina with harbormaster building that has showers and toilets. Laura Johnston, cleveland.com, "10 spots to camp on Lake Erie’s Ohio shores," 10 Sep. 2019 The new department would add the equivalent of five full-time jobs, all under the harbormaster's supervision. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Newport proposes new harbor and utilities departments," 15 May 2018 When Wayne’s boyfriend tried to call the harbormaster, no one answered. Nancy Bilyeau, Town & Country, "What Really Happened to Natalie Wood?," 29 Nov. 2018 People who see any signs of Stoltze on Prince William Sound over the summer should contact the Whittier harbormaster, Wehmhoff said. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "An Anchorage man left Whittier to harvest crab for Easter. He’s still missing.," 3 Apr. 2018 The 61-year-old man, who was not identified, was attacked around 4 p.m. at Long Nook Beach in Truro, located near the cape’s north end, on the peninsula’s Atlantic side, assistant harbormaster Gary Sharpless told the Associated Press. Fox News, "Shark attacks swimmer off Cape Cod," 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of harbormaster

1769, in the meaning defined above

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9 Dec 2019

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“Harbormaster.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harbormaster. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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