governor

Part of speech: noun

One who governs; chief executive of a state; a regulator, as of the speed of machinery.

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Usage examples "governor":

  1. And, having read that description in the papers this last evening, he's certain that the man who came to the Station Hotel here on Saturday is his governor." - "The Chestermarke Instinct", J. S. Fletcher.
  2. I expect you had a good pull at the Governor, but don't forget he is a good chap. - "Watersprings", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  3. Isn't my governor a stiff one? - "A Little Hero", Mrs. H. Musgrave.