quartermaster

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

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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First Known Use of quartermaster

15th century


QUARTERMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

quartermaster

noun

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

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

Definition of quartermaster for Students

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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