- headmaster of a small school
- mastery ☞ “He hid the mester o him in the fight”
- adjective large • special
A huge vessel about which many tales are told in Orkney legend. Legend has it that the first two men who landed on the moon were Orkneymen. They were two sailors who were reefing the sails in a storm and were thrown on to the moon when the top gallant mast of the mester-ship struck it!