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- IPA: /ˈɡaʊlaɪtə/
gauleiter (plural gauleiters)
- (historical) An official in charge of a district of Nazi Germany.
- Any overbearing or unpleasant official, especially a local official.
- 1973: Five minutes later, Martland and his gauleiters canter in and whisk poor Hockbottle off to the Cottage Hospital of evil fame. — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 30)