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 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020 My father, Peter Hall, was born in Suffolk, the child of the local stationmaster. Rebecca Hall, Vogue, 31 Oct. 2021 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020 His father was a stationmaster, his mother of peasant stock. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020 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, 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of stationmaster

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stationmaster was in 1849

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22 Nov 2021

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“Stationmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stationmaster. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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stationmaster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stationmaster

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

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