Meaning of maître d'hôtel

maî•tre d'hô•tel

Pronunciation: (mā"tur dō-tel', mā"tru Fr. me"tr&supschwa dō-tel'), [key]
— pl. maî•tres d'hô•tel
  1. a headwaiter.
  2. a steward or butler.
  3. the owner or manager of a hotel.
  4. a sauce of melted butter, minced parsley, and lemon juice or vinegar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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