Pronunciation: (skOOl'mas"tur, -mä"stur),[key] —n. 1. a man who presides over or teaches in a school.
2. anything that teaches or directs: Life can be a harsh schoolmaster. 3. a snapper, Lutjanus apodus, a food fish found in Florida, the West Indies, etc.
—v.t., v.i. to teach or direct in the capacity of schoolmaster.