subprincipal

noun
sub·​prin·​ci·​pal | \ ˌsəb-ˈprin(t)-s(ə-)pəl How to pronounce subprincipal (audio) , -sə-bəl \

Definition of subprincipal

1 : an assistant principal (as of a school)
2 : a secondary or bracing rafter

First Known Use of subprincipal

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Subprincipal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subprincipal. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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