Bur"go*mas`ter (?), n. [D. burgemeester; burg borough + meester master; akin to G. burgemeister, burgermeister. See 1st Borough, and Master.]

1.

A chief magistrate of a municipal town in Holland, Flanders, and Germany, corresponding to mayor in England and the United States; a burghmaster.

2. Zool.

An aquatic bird, the glaucous gull (Larus glaucus), common in arctic regions.

 

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