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postmaster

[pohst-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈpoʊstˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
the official in charge of a post office.
2.
(formerly) the master of a station that furnished post horses to travelers.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; post3 + master
Related forms
postmastership, noun
subpostmaster, noun
subpostmastership, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for postmaster-ship

postmaster

/ˈpəʊstˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
an official in charge of a local post office Also (feminine) postmistress
2.
the person responsible for managing the electronic mail at a site
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Word Origin and History for postmaster-ship

postmaster

n.

1510s, from post (n.3) + master (n.).

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