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charge of quarters

noun
1.
an enlisted person, usually a noncommissioned officer, who remains on duty and handles administrative matters in a military or other unit during the night or on holidays.
2.
the duty of a charge of quarters.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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charge of quarters

noun
1.
(US) a member of the armed forces who handles administration in his unit, esp after duty hours
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