quartermaster

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noun quar·ter·mas·ter \ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌmas-tər\

Definition of quartermaster

  1. 1 :  a petty officer who attends to a ship's helm, binnacle, and signals

  2. 2 :  an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for a body of troops

15th Century

First Known Use of quartermaster

15th century


QUARTERMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

quartermaster

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noun quar·ter·mas·ter \ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌmas-tər\

Definition of quartermaster for English Language Learners

  • : an army officer who provides clothing and supplies for soldiers

  • : a navy officer who is in charge of the steering of a ship and the use of signals on a ship


QUARTERMASTER Defined for Kids

quartermaster

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noun quar·ter·mas·ter \ˈkwȯr-tər-ˌma-stər\

Definition of quartermaster for Students

  1. 1 :  an army officer who provides clothing and supplies for troops

  2. 2 :  an officer of a ship (as in the navy) in charge of navigation



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