Part of speech: noun

A staff- officer, having charge of providing quarters, issuing supplies, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A petty officer who assists the navigator, etc.

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Usage examples "quartermaster":

  1. Heideck had to examine the seven handsome blocks of Government offices, especially the buildings set apart for the Commander- in- Chief, the Quartermaster- General, the general railway management, and the post and telegraph offices. - "The Coming Conquest of England", August Niemann.
  2. " We can let her come round now," Grahame answered, and beckoned to the quartermaster. - "The Coast of Adventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. After abundance of misfortunes and many extraordinary adventures, he got on board his Majesty's ship Nottingham, commanded by Captain Charles Cotterel, where he served for two years in the quality of quartermaster. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.