Definition of subprincipal in English:

subprincipal

noun

  • 1A person having a role or office next below that of principal; specifically a vice-principal of a university, school, or other educational institution.

  • 2Music. A stop pitched an octave below the 8-foot or 16-foot principal stop on an organ; the double open diapason.

  • 3Architecture. An auxiliary rafter or principal brace. Compare "principal". Now rare.

adjective

  • That is subordinate or secondary to that which is principal.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From sub- + principal<br>early 17th century. From sub- + principal, originally after Middle French souz-principal.

Pronunciation

subprincipal

/ˈsʌbˌprɪnsɪpl/