subprincipal

noun

sub·​prin·​ci·​pal ˌsəb-ˈprin(t)-s(ə-)pəl How to pronounce subprincipal (audio)
-sə-bəl
1
: an assistant principal (as of a school)
2
: a secondary or bracing rafter

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of subprincipal was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Subprincipal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subprincipal. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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