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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About subprincipal

Time Traveler for subprincipal

Time Traveler

The first known use of subprincipal was in 1597

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near subprincipal

subprime

subprincipal

subprior

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for subprincipal

Cite this Entry

“Subprincipal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subprincipal. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!