[skool-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
a man who presides over or teaches in a school.
anything that teaches or directs: Life can be a harsh schoolmaster.
a snapper, Lutjanus apodus, a food fish found in Florida, the West Indies, etc.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to teach or direct in the capacity of schoolmaster.

1175–1225; Middle English scolemaister. See school1, master

schoolmastership, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
schoolmaster (ˈskuːlˌmɑːstə)
1.  a man who teaches in or runs a school
2.  a person or thing that acts as an instructor
3.  a food fish, Lutjanus apodus, of the warm waters of the Caribbean and Atlantic: family Lutjanidae (snappers)
4.  to be a schoolmaster

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Bible Dictionary

Schoolmaster definition

the law so designated by Paul (Gal. 3:24, 25). As so used, the word does not mean teacher, but pedagogue (shortened into the modern page), i.e., one who was intrusted with the supervision of a family, taking them to and from the school, being responsible for their safety and manners. Hence the pedagogue was stern and severe in his discipline. Thus the law was a pedagogue to the Jews, with a view to Christ, i.e., to prepare for faith in Christ by producing convictions of guilt and helplessness. The office of the pedagogue ceased when "faith came", i.e., the object of that faith, the seed, which is Christ.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
One loyal schoolmaster carried the emperor's portrait to a place of safety
  before seeking out his own family.
The boys' father, a schoolmaster, taught them to climb.
Taking shelter at an inn, the traveler mentions the apparition, and now the
  local schoolmaster steps in.
Back home, he settled down pacifically to act as schoolmaster to his two
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