quartermaster ship


[kwawr-ter-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
Military. an officer charged with providing quarters, clothing, fuel, transportation, etc., for a body of troops.
Navy. a petty officer having charge of signals, navigating apparatus, etc.

1400–50; late Middle English quarter maister. See quarter, master

quartermasterlike, adjective
quartermastership, noun
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quartermaster (ˈkwɔːtəˌmɑːstə)
1.  an officer responsible for accommodation, food, and equipment in a military unit
2.  a rating in the navy, usually a petty officer, with particular responsibility for steering a ship and other navigational duties

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