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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 school·mas·ter /-ˌmæstɚ/
 教師,男教員,校長

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 School·mas·ter n.
 1. The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male teacher of a school.
    Let the soldier be abroad if he will; he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage abroad, -- a person less imposing, -- in the eyes of some, perhaps, insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad; and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier in full military array.   --Brougham.
 2. One who, or that which, disciplines and directs.
    The law was our schoolmaster, to bring us unto Christ.   --Gal. iii. 24.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 schoolmaster
      n 1: presiding officer of a school [syn: headmaster, master]
      2: any person (or institution) who acts as an educator
      3: food fish of warm Caribbean and Atlantic waters [syn: Lutjanus
         apodus]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Schoolmaster
    the law so designated by Paul (Gal. 3:24, 25). As so used, the
    word does not mean teacher, but pedagogue (shortened into the
    modern page), i.e., one who was intrusted with the supervision
    of a family, taking them to and from the school, being
    responsible for their safety and manners. Hence the pedagogue
    was stern and severe in his discipline. Thus the law was a
    pedagogue to the Jews, with a view to Christ, i.e., to prepare
    for faith in Christ by producing convictions of guilt and
    helplessness. The office of the pedagogue ceased when "faith
    came", i.e., the object of that faith, the seed, which is
    Christ.