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Quartermaster

Quartermaster Meaning & Definition
Quartermaster Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quartermaster?

[n] an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops

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See Also | army officer

Quartermaster In Webster's Dictionary

\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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