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task·mas·ter

 (tăsk′măs′tər)
n.
A person who regularly imposes difficult or demanding tasks.

taskmaster

(ˈtɑːskˌmɑːstə)
n
a person, discipline, etc, that enforces work, esp hard or continuous work: his teacher is a hard taskmaster.
ˈtaskˌmistress fem n

task•mas•ter

(ˈtæskˌmæs tər, ˈtɑskˌmɑ stər)

n.
a person who assigns tasks, esp. burdensome ones, to others or who supervises others' work rigorously.
[1520–30]
task′mas`ter•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taskmaster - someone who imposes hard or continuous work
slave driver - a supervisor of slaves at work
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
taskmistress - a woman taskmaster

taskmaster

noun
Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
Translations

taskmaster

[ˈtɑːskˌmɑːstəʳ] N he's a hard taskmasteres muy exigente, es un tirano

taskmaster

[ˈtɑːskmɑːstər] n
to be a hard taskmaster → être un chef exigeant
He's a hard taskmaster → C'est un chef exigeant.

taskmaster

[ˈtɑːskˌmɑːstəʳ] n he's a hard taskmasterè un vero tiranno
References in classic literature ?
"All that could be done for them in the English provinces was, to send them to the almshouses, or bind them out to taskmasters. And this was the fate of persons who had possessed a comfortable property in their native country.
Here there were no white men, no soldiers, nor any rubber or ivory to be gathered for cruel and thankless taskmasters.
To have all those noble Romans alive before me, and walking in and out for my entertainment, instead of being the stern taskmasters they had been at school, was a most novel and delightful effect.
shall we declaim against the ignorant peasantry of Ireland, and mince the matter when these American taskmasters are in question?
And man, subservient to interests he has persuaded himself are greater than his own, makes himself a slave to his taskmaster. He sits him in a seat of honour.