master-at-arms

noun
plural masters-at-arms

Definition of master-at-arms

: a petty officer charged with maintaining discipline aboard ship

First Known Use of master-at-arms

1732, in the meaning defined above

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“Master-at-arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/master-at-arms. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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