landlord

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landlord (plural landlords)

  1. A person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo.
  2. (chiefly UK) The owner or manager of a public house.
  3. (surfing, slang, with “the”) A shark, imagined as the owner of the surf to be avoided.
    • publisher's blurb for Stories from the Surf – The Lost Coast by Drew Kampion [1]
      2004: the lurking presence of “The Landlord

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  • (person who rents something): lessor
  • (owner or manager of a public house): publican

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