[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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Eventually, the camp contained quartermaster buildings and barracks.
As quartermaster he still persisted that he was right.
He had seen ordnance officers and quartermaster officers and post exchange officers and other spooky military anomalies.
The major share of the burden of raising the volunteer units was shouldered by the state quartermaster general's department.
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