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maî•tre d'hô•tel

(ˈmeɪ trə doʊˈtɛl; Fr. mɛ trə doʊˈtɛl)

n., pl. maî•tres d'hôtel (ˈmeɪ trəz; Fr. mɛ trə)
1. a headwaiter.
2. a steward or butler.
3. the owner or manager of a hotel.
[1530–40; < French: master of (the) hotel]
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