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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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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.
The addition of Cantada to the PBA broadcast panel that worked games of the PBA during the peak of the local pro league was every inch a master stroke.
GLENAVON boss Gary Hamilton believes he has pulled a master stroke with the signing of veteran striker David Rainey.
Scottish Opera: The Flying Dutchman Theatre Royal Glasgow 5.4.2013 IT was a master stroke to set The Flying Dutchman in a north-east fishing village, and not just because Wagner had originally intended his supernatural thriller to have a Scottish backdrop.
However, the expectations of a World Cup at home is skyhigh, especially with the Men in Blue being the people's favourites and this is where Kirsten's move could be the master stroke.
Mick Dennis, of the Daily Express, said that it has been "a master stroke" by Ferguson.
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.
Both were plucked by Dunn from lower-league football ( Bell from Brandon United and Dale from Ryton ( and it has proved a master stroke by the Spartans manager.
The double switch changed the pattern but I can't claim that as a master stroke. I made an a*** of it - I should have played them from the start Hamilton's Allan Maitland rules himself out as Arsene Wenger's successor but he could win a move to the Honest Men of Ayr
THE Daily Post's commendable and successful campaign to bring ab out the return of the flight connection betw een Liverpool and the capital was a master stroke,considering the latest debac le of delays caused by West Coast railway line repairs.
MASTER STROKE: Nick Knight, who hit half century off 86 balls in Warwickshire's reply