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 Early Friday, the crew and Woodard piled into the harbormaster’s boat, with beef jerky brought along as bait for the pets. Jenna Kunze, Anchorage Daily News, "Rescued dogs, fostered goats: Haines residents pitch in as evacuations leave some pet owners scrambling," 9 Dec. 2020 The harbormaster requested a dive team and the search for the man continues, police said. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Divers seek man missing at Belle Isle after trying to save drowning girls," 22 Aug. 2020 Nigel Collins, the Dingle harbormaster, says that tourist boat operators pulled back over the summer of 2017, when Fungie didn’t seem well and wasn’t interacting normally. Cathleen O'grady, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Dolphin Has Been Living Solo in This Irish Harbor for Decades," 22 July 2020 Although the ship’s crew were ordered to stay put, under a quarantine imposed by the harbormaster, three groups sneak ashore after dark. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigander's historic novel about 1796 epidemic sounds eerily familiar," 18 May 2020 In Gloucester, the harbormaster said two vessels — one in Wonson Cove and another in Freshwater Cove — washed up on shore. BostonGlobe.com, "High winds knock down trees and power lines; hangar at Logan Airport damaged - The Boston Globe," 18 Oct. 2019 Sandwich firefighters were called to I Dock at Sandwich Marina at 8:30 a.m. by the harbormaster, who reported that a lobster boat was fully submerged in water. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 1 Nov. 2019 Police confirm that the harbormaster was able to remove the woman's body from the river at about 9:15 a.m., near the Renaissance Center, about a 10-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Coast Guard station. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Worried calls pour in over fate of dog whose owner's body was found in Detroit River," 31 Jan. 2020 The boat loaded pots at the Kodiak Harbor, then left the harbor on Dec. 28 and docked at the nearby Trident Seafoods harbor, according to the Kodiak harbormaster’s office. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "'It happened really fast’: Coast Guard identifies 5 presumed dead after crab boat sinks on New Year’s Eve," 3 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of harbormaster

1769, in the meaning defined above

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18 Dec 2020

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“Harbormaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harbormaster. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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