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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The Penistone Line display in the waiting room on platform 2 features part of the old Emley Moor transmitter that collapsed, medieval archaeology from Castle Hill, a souvenir of the famous Denby Dale Millennium Pie and a present for the stationmaster at Stocksbridge station.
These clocks had pendulums on them but now they operate on batteries,' said the stationmaster.
Stationmaster Cherry was made aware of the bother but even he could not persuade the drunk to budge from the barrow.
They soon befriend stationmaster Mr Perks (Stewart Wright) and the railway, using the London Express to send their love to their father every day.
Pronounced More' (which means mother), the film is a story about Wahidullah, the stationmaster at Khost railway station, who reluctantly agrees to sell off the railway infrastructure due to political pressure and promised financial benefits.
The stationmaster at Wagah confirmed that the train, 215 passengers on board, has been stopped at the station in light of the security concerns.
He must deal with a British stationmaster to commandeer a train.
The stationmaster tells them the eerie tale of a ghostly train that is supposed to haunt the line.
Walsall-born actor Jeffrey Holland plays old stationmaster Saul Hodgkin, who strikes fear into the travellers with a warning that the place is haunted, and anyone who sees the ghost train will die.