quartermaster

noun
quar·​ter·​mas·​ter | \ ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌmas-tər How to pronounce quartermaster (audio) \

Definition of quartermaster

1 : a petty officer who attends to a ship's helm, binnacle, and signals
2 : an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for a body of troops

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McConoughy was then sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, assigned to the quartermaster corps to work in supplying the engineering battalion in the Dominican Republic. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Veterans get together at Bay Village post to remember, socialize and mend fences but numbers are dwindling," 26 Aug. 2019 An airborne division is made up of a regiment of paratroop infantry, two glider regiments and miscellaneous units, such as engineers, quartermaster, signal corps, medical and others. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 In Whitman, where the group made its home at VFW Post 697, local veterans were grappling with the tragedy, said Al Rainey, the post’s quartermaster. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "Massachusetts couple among seven victims killed in New Hampshire crash," 23 June 2019 An airborne division is made up of a regiment of paratroop infantry, two glider regiments and miscellaneous units, such as engineers, quartermaster, signal corps, medical and others. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 The adjacent quartermaster area, where uniforms and equipment are stored is also now more organized. Catalina Righter, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Records room update latest in Westminster Police modernizations," 21 July 2019 The Army Service units—ordnance, engineers, signal, medical, transportation, quartermaster and others—built up stock piles so large there was no chance of putting many under cover. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 An airborne division is made up of a regiment of paratroop infantry, two glider regiments and miscellaneous units, such as engineers, quartermaster, signal corps, medical and others. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 An airborne division is made up of a regiment of paratroop infantry, two glider regiments and miscellaneous units, such as engineers, quartermaster, signal corps, medical and others. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of quartermaster

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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quartermaster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quartermaster

: 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

noun
quar·​ter·​mas·​ter | \ ˈkwȯr-tər-ˌma-stər How to pronounce quartermaster (audio) \

Kids Definition of quartermaster

1 : an army officer who provides clothing and supplies for troops
2 : an officer of a ship (as in the navy) in charge of navigation

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