Definition of Quartermaster

1. Noun. An army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops.

Generic synonyms: Army Officer



Definition of Quartermaster

1. n. 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.

Definition of Quartermaster

1. Noun. (military) 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. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle, signals, and the like, under the direction of the master. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quartermaster

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Medical Definition of Quartermaster

1. 1. 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. A petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle, signals, and the like, under the direction of the master. Quartermaster general, 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. Origin: Quarter + master: cf. F. Quartier-maitre. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quartermaster

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quarterfinalist
quarterfinalists
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quarterfoil
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quarterhorse
quarterhorses
quartering
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quarterlight
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quarterly court
quartermaster (current term)
quartermaster general
quartermasters
quartermistress
quartermistresses
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quarternary
quarternary structure
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quarterpipe
quarterpipes

Literary usage of Quartermaster

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Respectfully referred to the Depot quartermaster, San Antonio, ... The letters of the acting quartermaster, Captain Campbell, applying for authority to ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"The eighth division should have charge of ¡ill inspections of the quartermaster's department, and of all reports made by officers assigned to inspection ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"The eighth division should have charge of all inspections of the quartermaster's department, and of all reports made by officers assigned to inspection duty ..."

4. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1918)
"The quartermaster Corps.—Like all other departments, this corps had a tremendous amount of work suddenly thrust upon it. The principal diffi- •culties ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"At present there are first and second lieutenants in the quartermaster Corps, branch of the Officers' Reserve Corps, but this is not a permanent provision. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Formerly there were company quartermaster- sergeants, but their place is now taken ... There are three regimental quartermaster-sergeants to each regiment, ..."

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