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drillmaster

[dril-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈdrɪlˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
a person who trains others in something, especially routinely or mechanically.
2.
Military. a person who instructs in marching drill.
Origin of drillmaster
1865-1870
1865-70; drill1 + master
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  • Clark is not as good a drillmaster as Dillon, not enough vivacity and life.

    An Artilleryman's Diary Jenkin Lloyd Jones
  • They were getting very tired of the drill, and in the humor to nag and balk the drillmaster.

  • He was the drillmaster of the American Revolution, but he was also its greatest student of the human mind and heart.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for drillmaster

drillmaster

/ˈdrɪlˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
(obsolete) Also called drill sergeant. a military drill instructor
2.
a person who instructs in a strict manner
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