Pronunciation: (skOOl'mas"tur, -mä"stur), [key]
1. a man who presides over or teaches in a school.
2. anything that teaches or directs: Life can be a harsh schoolmaster.
3. a snapper, Lutjanus apodus, a food fish found in Florida, the West Indies, etc.
to teach or direct in the capacity of schoolmaster.
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