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master

1. a great artist, esp an anonymous but influential artist
2. the principal of some colleges
3. a graduate holding a master's degree
4. the chief executive officer aboard a merchant ship
5. Chiefly Brit a male teacher
6. an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
7. a machine or device that operates to control a similar one
8. the heir apparent of a Scottish viscount or baron

Master

 

(from Latin magister, “head,” “chief,” “teacher”), the name of several offices in ancient Rome, for example, magister equitum, the assistant to the dictator, and magister militum, the commander in chief during the late empire. Later, in Europe, the title of grand master (Grossmeister) was used by the head of a Catholic knightly religious order and by the head of the Masonic Grand Lodge.

master

[′mas·tər]
(engineering)
A device which controls subsidiary devices.
A precise workpiece through which duplicates are made.
(engineering acoustics)
(navigation)

master

master

Primary, controlling. See master-slave communications and master file.
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Recruiting milkmen to serve as the eyes and ears of the police in the Valleys is a master stroke.
Walter is easily the best man for the job and the appointment of Ally McCoist as his striking coach is a master stroke.
She then followed up this master stroke by saying, 'Health is not my responsibility, I facilitate.
Lee, the addition of music by Jerry Herman was a master stroke.
war plan a master stroke were two weeks ago warning of a quagmire.
It could prove to be a master stroke by Priory - the base is in place to enhance what has been achieved over the last three years.
In order to mediate between the two, the car park was treated as landscape rather than building -- a master stroke.
Then, on the final day, Watson produced a master stroke on the 18th to clinch the Claret Jug with a 65 to Nicklaus's 66 with the rest of the field nowhere.
All Paul Nicholls' horses were struggling for a bit of form on their debuts a few weeks back and it looks to have been a master stroke by the champion trained to have got a run into this one in a conditions race at Kempton.
The landing has a picture window but it's the master bedroom that's the master stroke with its dressing room and ensuite shower room.
CHRIS THORMAN believes the choice of two Giants' vice-captains for 2008 could prove a master stroke.
The double switch changed the pattern but I can't claim that as a master stroke.