Definition of quartermaster in English:

quartermaster

Line breaks: quar¦ter|master
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɔːtəmɑːstə
 
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noun

  • 1A regimental officer, usually commissioned from the ranks, responsible for administering barracks, laying out the camp, and looking after supplies.
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    • During the Civil War Gilmer held a variety of staff positions, including quartermaster and adjutant general of the Hilliard Alabama Legion.
    • The commissary, a commissioned officer, handled food procurement and, like the quartermaster, on many questions answered directly to his superiors in the national capital rather than to the army commander.
    • Eight supporting staff - a contingent commander, adjutant, cook, quartermaster, and coach for each discipline - completed the team, and where possible these members also competed as shooters.
  • 2A naval petty officer with particular responsibility for steering and signals.
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    • Typically, it's a boatswain's mate or a quartermaster running the ship, while an engineer and one or two seaman line handlers assist in the shipboard operations.
    • While Darling and his shipmates were busy learning the ACD, the ship was steering course as usual, yet with the help of a new friend to the quartermaster.
    • Steering was carried out from a position forward of this by a quartermaster manning the ship's wheel, which connected cables to the tiller flat below.

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