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Meaning of QUARTERMASTER

Pronunciation:  'kwortur`mastur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops
 

QUARTERMASTER is a 13 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 See Also: army officer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quar"ter*mas`ter\, n. [Quarter + master: cf. F.
quartier-ma[^i]tre.]
1. (Mil.) An officer whose duty is to provide quarters,
   provisions, storage, clothing, fuel, stationery, and
   transportation for a regiment or other body of troops, and
   superintend the supplies.

2. (Naut.) A petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle,
   signals, and the like, under the direction of the master.
   --Totten.

{Quartermaster general} (Mil.), in the United States a staff
   officer, who has the rank of brigadier general and is the
   chief officer in the quartermaster's department; in
   England, an officer of high rank stationed at the War
   Office having similar duties; also, a staff officer,
   usually a general officer, accompanying each complete army
   in the field.

{Quartermaster sergeant}. See {Sergeant}.

 

 

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