concertmaster

concertmaster

[kon-sert-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
noun
the leader of the first violins in a symphony orchestra, who is usually also the assistant to the conductor.

Origin:
1875–80; translation of German Konzertmeister. See concert (noun), master

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concertmaster (ˈkɒnsətˌmɑːstə)
 
n
a US and Canadian word for leader

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