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[skool-tee-cher] /ˈskulˌti tʃər/
a teacher in a school, especially in one below the college level.
Origin of schoolteacher
1840-50; school1 + teacher Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And there was a show about a schoolteacher and her class of angelic little tots that almost brought Yetsko's lunch up.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • It was something for a schoolteacher, counted a mild and childlike man.

  • School-trustee Higginbotham was sitting in his office when the schoolteacher came up the boardwalk and into the insurance office.

    The Preacher of Cedar Mountain Ernest Thompson Seton
  • We thought you was only a schoolteacher, wrapped up in rhymes and birds!

  • The country minister and schoolteacher must therefore become prophets of the intellect and of the spirit, in the new order.

British Dictionary definitions for schoolteacher


a person who teaches in a school
Derived Forms
schoolteaching, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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