Mastersinger Mas"ter*sing`er, n. [A translation of G. meisters["a]nger.] One of a class of poets which flourished in Nuremberg and some other cities of Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. They bound themselves to observe certain arbitrary laws of rhythm. [1913 Webster]

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  • mastersinger — noun A German lyric poet of the late Middle Ages …   Wiktionary

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  • mastersinger — /ˈmastəsɪŋə/ (say mahstuhsinguh) noun → Meistersinger …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Hans Sachs — This article refers to the poet. For other people of the same name, see Hans Sachs (disambiguation). Hans Sachs (November 5, 1494 January 19, 1576) was a German meistersinger ( mastersinger ), poet, playwright and shoemaker.BiographyHans Sachs… …   Wikipedia

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