- (historical) An official in charge of a district of Nazi Germany.
- Any overbearing or unpleasant official, especially a local official.
Etymology: From German Gauleiter, from Gau "administrative division" + Leiter "leader".
- 1973: Five minutes later, Martland and his gauleiters canter in and whisk poor Hockbottle off to the Cottage Hospital of evil fame. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 30)
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