stationmaster

noun
sta·​tion·​mas·​ter | \ ˈstā-shən-ˌma-stər How to pronounce stationmaster (audio) \

Definition of stationmaster

: an official in charge of the operation of a railroad station

Examples of stationmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the Hejaz is not just history for Al Jiza stationmaster Ahmed Masri; it’s personal history: He was born in the station house 50 years ago. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "History brought to life: Jordanians take a ride on the Hejaz," 1 Oct. 2020 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, "The People’s Clowns," 25 Feb. 2020 Did the stationmaster neglect to set the proper signal? Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: ‘Judgment Day,’ an Allegory of Blame, Goes Big," 11 Dec. 2019 One day, Edison saw a stationmaster’s young son playing on the tracks and pulled the boy to safety before an oncoming train crushed him; as a reward, the father taught Edison Morse code and showed him how to operate the telegraph machines. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "The Real Nature of Thomas Edison’s Genius," 21 Oct. 2019 The 1912 Union train station is full of railroading artifacts, while the stationmaster’s office even contains a working telegraph. David Lyon, BostonGlobe.com, "Simpler, gentler: A journey through the eastern N.H. hinterlands," 13 Aug. 2019 Ramrakha—born in Kenya to an Indian consular official, the grandson of a stationmaster on the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi—took some of his earliest photographs as a teenager. Emmanuel Iduma, The New York Review of Books, "‘Gone Like a Meteor’: Epitaph for the Lost Youth of the Biafran War," 30 May 2019 Shizue Takahashi, the wife of a subway stationmaster who died in the gas attack, asked the Justice Ministry for a chance to meet the convicts and witness their executions. Fox News, "Aum cult members face execution for Tokyo subway gas attack," 20 Mar. 2018 Shizue Takahashi, the wife of a subway stationmaster who died in the gas attack, asked the Justice Ministry for a chance to meet the convicts and witness their executions. Fox News, "Aum cult members face execution for Tokyo subway gas attack," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stationmaster

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Stationmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stationmaster. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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stationmaster

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of stationmaster

: an official who is in charge of the operation of a railroad station

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