noun (plural quartermasters general or quartermaster generals)
The head of the army department in charge of the quartering and equipment of troops.
- The highlight of Groves's tenure in the Office of the Quartermaster General was clearly his supervision of the construction of the Pentagon, which began on 11 September 1941.
- The Quartermaster General, Edward Wagner, stated: ‘we are at the end of our personnel and matériel strength.’
- In mid-July 1941 Brigadier General Brehon B. Sommervell, the chief of the construction division of the Office of the Quartermaster General, ordered that the Pentagon be constructed.
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Syllabification: quar·ter·mas·ter gen·er·al
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