headmaster

(redirected from headmasterly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

headmaster

a male principal of a school
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Without the headmasterly presence of Clive Anderson to call a halt to the proceedings, some of the sketches and situations go on far too long, when the audience has long since lost interest.
Alastair himself appended his own headmasterly 'Come-to-my-study' comment with the scholarly observation: "My gripe is with your phrase 'a pub is just a place'.
Defending his headmasterly approach to house sittings, he said, "What is wrong with a headmaster...It is a good profession.
He will be his usual, affable, headmasterly, uninformative self.
Far and away the most fearsome New Yorker ever to walk the face of the planet - and that's some achievement - he'd long since relinquished his headmasterly control of the band.
We had the headmasterly musings of union president Keith Rowlands, the boundless positivity of chairman David Pickering and a studious financial report from Martin Davies, the man in charge of presenting the yearly balance sheet.
She described Murray as ``arrogant and headmasterly''.