noun, often capitalized
web·​mas·​ter | \ ˈweb-ˌma-stər How to pronounce webmaster (audio) \

Definition of webmaster

: a person responsible for the creation or maintenance of a website especially for a company or organization

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Some of the group’s 80 or so members complained when the association took no action, and one, the group’s webmaster, quit in protest, a blow since no one else knows how to update the website, Mr. Johnson says. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "Enough With Hamilton, Say Fans of Other Founding Fathers," 23 June 2019 This sprawling group of rappers, producers, singers, video directors, designers, and a webmaster have ambitions to be America’s next great boy band—scratch that, the world’s next great boy band. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Sprawling boy band Brockhampton refashion pop music in their own image," 8 Feb. 2018 Contrary to the widespread belief that Unisys wanted to tax GIFs themselves, charging everyday nerds and webmasters a fee to use them, the legal action was focused on software that made GIFs. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The GIF Is Dead. Long Live the GIF.," 18 Aug. 2016 Addison Agen: Indiana teen steps boldly into post-'Voice' career The 14-member collective is a diverse group of singers, rappers, producers, engineers, designers, a photographer and a webmaster. Susie Schmank, Indianapolis Star, "Brockhampton, an unconventional boy band, brings vibrance to sold-out Indianapolis show," 12 Feb. 2018 Brockhampton What's not to love about a boy band whose 15 members include their webmaster? Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Via Rosa of Drama on an Egyptian hit that transcends language barriers," 24 Jan. 2018 First, if the only site that reports that error is Xfinity’s, contact the webmaster and report the error. Patrick Marshall, The Seattle Times, "Script error? Lots of causes, but first try different browser," 8 Sep. 2017 Way back in 1996, webmasters blacked out their sites to protest the Communications Decency Act, which would have restricted online pornography. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tech companies declare war on hate speech—and conservatives are worried," 1 Sep. 2017 Her day job is as a webmaster for a health-care system. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Escape room opens in downtown Elgin," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of webmaster

1993, in the meaning defined above

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web page

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