Definition of taskmaster
: one that imposes a task or burdens another with labor
Examples of taskmaster in a Sentence
pitiless taskmaster that he was, Ebenezer Scrooge only reluctantly let his ill-paid clerk have Christmas Day off
known as a tough but fair taskmaster
Recent Examples of taskmaster from the Web
No question, Scripps Ranch’s career educators should have known the theatrically absurd score imposed by the tough College Board taskmasters.
But soon pedagogues seized on the metronome’s potential to act as taskmaster and conductor in the absence of a teacher, advising students to practice scales and entire movements to the audible mechanized beat.
Kerr may seem a bit more carefree than Walsh was, but the fiery taskmaster was a built-in component of both men.
Apart from all being played by the same actor (H. Adam Harris), these Watsons are joined across the years by their service to brilliant, demanding, idiosyncratic taskmasters.
Chameroy’s butch Miss Truncheon is a nasty taskmaster, and horribly cruel, but her villainy is always well within the bounds of comedic fantasy.
A good coach on tour is at once a friend and a taskmaster, a psychologist and an emotional buffer against the vicissitudes of competing at the highest level of the game.
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First Known Use of taskmaster
TASKMASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of taskmaster for English Language Learners
: a person who assigns work to other people
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