Schoolmaster School"mas`ter, n. 1. The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male teacher of a school. [1913 Webster]

Let the soldier be abroad if he will; he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage abroad, -- a person less imposing, -- in the eyes of some, perhaps, insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad; and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier in full military array. --Brougham. [1913 Webster]

2. One who, or that which, disciplines and directs. [1913 Webster]

The law was our schoolmaster, to bring us unto Christ. --Gal. iii. 24. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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