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Definitions for Quartermaster
ˈkwɔr tərˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stərQuar·ter·mas·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quartermasternoun

    an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops

Wiktionary

  1. quartermasternoun

    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. quartermasternoun

    A petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle, signals, and the like, under the direction of the master.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quartermasternoun

    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

    Etymology: [Quarter + master: cf. F. quartier-matre.]

  2. Quartermasternoun

    a petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle, signals, and the like, under the direction of the master

    Etymology: [Quarter + master: cf. F. quartier-matre.]

Freebase

  1. Quartermaster

    Quartermaster is one of two different military occupations. In land armies, especially US units, a quartermaster is either an individual soldier or a unit who specializes in distributing supplies and provisions to troops. The senior unit, post or base supply officer is customarily referred to as "the quartermaster". Often the quartermaster serves as the S-4 in US Army, US Marine Corps units and NATO units. In many navies, quartermaster is a non-commissioned officer rank for personnel responsible for their ship's navigation. In the US Navy, the quartermaster is responsible for the ship's navigation and maintenance of nautical charts and maps. Aboard merchant ships, quartermasters are usually the Able Seamen assigned to bridge watches. A naval quartermaster's main task is to steer the ship and apply the helm orders given by the Captain or watch officers.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Quartermaster

    in the army an officer whose duty it is to look after the quarters, clothing, rations, stores, ammunition, &c., of the regiment, and in the navy a petty officer who has to see to the stowage, steerage, soundings, &c., of the ship.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. quartermaster

    A regimental staff-officer, of the relative rank of lieutenant, whose duty is to look after the assignment of quarters, the provision of clothing, forage, fuel, and all other quartermaster’s supplies; and when on the march he sees to the marking out of the camp. He is appointed by the colonel of the regiment, subject to the approval of the Secretary of War. He vacates his staff position when promoted to the rank of captain, or at the discretion of the colonel. In the British service the regimental quartermaster rises, with scarcely any exception, from the ranks. He has no further promotion to look forward to; but after thirty years’ service in all—including ten as an officer—he may retire with the honorary rank of captain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quartermaster in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quartermaster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    Has the alarming rate of inflation caused the Navy to consider ballooning the rating known as 'Quartermaster'?

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  • عسكري من الدرجة الثالثةArabic
  • proviantní důstojníkCzech
  • kvartermesterDanish
  • Steuermannsmaat, QuartiermeisterGerman
  • επιμελητήςGreek
  • oficial de intendenciaSpanish
  • majoitusmestariFinnish
  • quartier-maître, intendantFrench
  • ceathrúmháistirIrish
  • mainshtyr kerrooManx
  • सेना को खाद्य पहुँचानेवाला अफ़सरHindi
  • quartermastro, furieroIdo
  • furiereItalian
  • 需品Japanese
  • celeriterque efiectis pontibusLatin
  • kvartermesterNorwegian
  • kwatermistrzPolish
  • intendentePortuguese
  • старшина́-рулево́й, интенда́нт, квартирме́йстерRussian
  • kvartersmästareSwedish
  • کوارٹر ماسٹرUrdu

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