bur guh ma ster
- n a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria
- Where might the burgomaster of Meerane be bound, all resplendent in his uniform of office, at this grey hour of a nipping winter's day? Perhaps off to dine with a dignitary .
- The Queen's Commissioner arrived, Burgomaster Witschey said grace in Dutch, and dinner proceeded: three stout courses followed by brandy and a speech by the burgomaster.
- The burgomaster, with relish rather than resolution, did so immediately.