quartermaster

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kwartiermeester, kwartier-meester. Compare German Quartiermeister and French quartier-maître. Surface analysis quarter +‎ master.

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Noun[edit]

quartermaster (plural quartermasters)

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

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Verb[edit]

quartermaster (third-person singular simple present quartermasters, present participle quartermastering, simple past and past participle quartermastered)

  1. To act as a quartermaster