barmaster definition

  • noun:
    • an area judge among miners.
    • An officer for the barmote.
    • Formerly, a local judge among miners; now, an officer associated with the barmote.
    • In mining, the name of an officer which acts as supervisor, broker, and surveyor, representing the passions of this proprietor or ‘lord,’ and also at the same time taking care of those associated with the miner. Also known as bailiff, bergmaster, and burghmaster.
    • a nearby judge among miners.
    • An officer regarding the barmote.
    • previously, an area judge among miners; today, an officer regarding the barmote.
    • In mining, the title of an officer who acts as manager, agent, and surveyor, representing the interests of the proprietor or ‘lord,’ and at the same time looking after those of the miner. Also called bailiff, bergmaster, and burghmaster.

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