bodymaster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

body +‎ master

Noun[edit]

bodymaster (plural bodymasters)

  1. The president of a local chapter of freemasons.
    • 1915, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear:
      "Say, McMurdo," said he, "I remembered your address, so I made bold to call. I'm surprised that you've not reported to the bodymaster...
    • 1965, Wayne G Broehl, The Molly Maguires
      At any rate, after a long (and quite drunken) meeting on July 15, Frank McAndrew was elected bodymaster.