sta·​tion·​mas·​ter ˈstā-shən-ˌma-stər How to pronounce stationmaster (audio)
: an official in charge of the operation of a railroad station

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Police and prosecutors have not identified the stationmaster, in line with Greek law. Demetris Nellas And Costas Kantouris, USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2023 The director of the museum allowed the railroad stationmaster, Dmitry Lobanov, an aspiring archaeologist, to assemble the main fragments into a nine-foot-tall figure with legs crossed tightly in a pose that potty-training parents of any epoch might recognize. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2021 An inexperienced stationmaster accused of placing the trains on the same track has been charged with negligent homicide and other offenses, and the country’s transportation minister and senior railway officials resigned the day after the crash. Demetris Nellas, ajc, 12 Mar. 2023 The stationmaster, who is in charge of signaling, denies wrongdoing and has blamed the accident on a possible technical failure, the BBC reported. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 William Still was a stationmaster for the Underground Railroad, and Harper, inspired by his work with fugitives, turned to writing poetry for abolitionist newspapers, such as Frederick Douglass’s Paper and William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator. Ian Zack, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2023 Those various influences were channeled into the creation of Somsak, the fictional stationmaster of Khao Yai Station (also invented) whose imagined aesthetic inspired the whimsical property. John O'ceallaigh, Robb Report, 15 Oct. 2022 My grandfather William Hawkes was the stationmaster at Southall. Will Hawkes, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stationmaster was in 1849

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“Stationmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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sta·​tion·​mas·​ter ˈstā-shən-ˌmas-tər How to pronounce stationmaster (audio)
: an official in charge of the operation of a railroad station
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