toastmaster

noun
toast·​mas·​ter | \ˈtōs(t)-ˌma-stər \

Definition of toastmaster 

: one who presides at a banquet and introduces the after-dinner speakers

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Toastmasters has clubs around the world dedicated to helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Jonathan Winslow, Orange County Register, "Speaking volumes," 7 Feb. 2017 His memberships included Toastmasters and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Washington Post, "Local obituaries," 3 July 2017 Toastmasters event: The Lorain County Toastmasters will host an Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 10 at the Avon Lake Public Library. Julie A. Short/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "NR schools debut new district website: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 2 July 2017

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1749, in the meaning defined above

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toastmaster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toastmaster

: a person who introduces the speakers at a formal occasion (such as a banquet)

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