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From Middle English skolemayster, scolemaister, scol-meister, equivalent to school +‎ master.

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schoolmaster (plural schoolmasters)

  1. A male teacher.
    1. A male teacher in charge of a school, usually a small one.
  2. (figurative) Anything that teaches.
    The war was a tough schoolmaster for the Athenians.

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schoolmaster (third-person singular simple present schoolmasters, present participle schoolmastering, simple past and past participle schoolmastered)

  1. To teach in the capacity of schoolmaster.