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An official in charge of a railroad or bus station.


(ˈsteɪʃənˌmɑːstə) or

station manager

(Railways) the senior official in charge of a railway station


(ˈsteɪ ʃənˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

a person in charge of a railroad station.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.stationmaster - the person in charge of a railway station
master - directs the work of others


[ˈsteɪʃənmɑːstər] n (RAILWAYS)chef m de garestation wagon n (US)break m
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When- free from soldiers, wagons, and the filthy traces of a camp- he saw villages with peasants and peasant women, gentlemen's country houses, fields where cattle were grazing, posthouses with stationmasters asleep in them, he rejoiced as though seeing all this for the first time.
Matthew encountered the stationmaster locking up the ticket office preparatory to going home for supper, and asked him if the five-thirty train would soon be along.
The stationmaster had already gone off to his garden, which was half a mile away in a hollow of the moor; a porter, who was just leaving, took charge of the phaeton, and promised to return it before night to Naseby House; only a deaf, snuffy, and stern old man remained to play propriety for Dick and Esther.
They were the drivers, guards, stationmasters and yardmasters, together with permanent way personnel, who kept the trains running come what may.
His father and grandfather were both stationmasters.