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. (Science: zoology) An aquatic bird, the glaucous gull (Larus glaucus), common in arctic regions.
Origin: D. Burgemeester; burg borough _ meester master; akin to g. Burgemeister, burgermeister. See 1st Borough, and master.