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quar·ter·mas·ter

 (kwôr′tər-măs′tər)
n. Abbr. QM
1. An officer responsible for the food, clothing, and equipment of troops.
2. A petty officer responsible for the steering of a ship.

quartermaster

(ˈkwɔːtəˌmɑːstə)
n
1. (Military) an officer responsible for accommodation, food, and equipment in a military unit
2. (Nautical Terms) a rating in the navy, usually a petty officer, with particular responsibility for steering a ship and other navigational duties

quar•ter•mas•ter

(ˈkwɔr tərˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

n.
1. a military officer charged with providing quarters, clothing, food, etc., for a body of troops.
2. a petty officer having charge of a ship's helm and its navigating apparatus.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quartermaster - an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troopsquartermaster - an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops
army officer - an officer in the armed forces; "he's a retired army officer"
Translations
ضابِط التَّموين والإمدادات
proviantní důstojníkubytovací důstojník
kvartermester
szállásmester
ráîsmaîur
levazım subayı

quartermaster

[ˈkwɔːtəˌmɑːstəʳ]
A. Nintendente m
B. CPD quartermaster general Nintendente m general
quartermaster sergeant Nbrigada m

quartermaster

[ˈkwɔːrrmɑːstər] n
(MILITARY)intendant m militaire de troisième classe
(NAUTICAL, NAVAL)maître m de manœuvrequarter note n (US)noire fquarter pound nquart m de livrequarter-pound [ˌkwɔːrrˈpaʊnd] adjd'un quart de livrequarter-pounder [ˌkwɔːrrˈpaʊndər] n hamburger contenant un steak haché d'environ 100 gquarter turn nquart m de tour

quartermaster

n
(Mil) → Quartiermeister m
(Navy) → Steuermannsmaat m; quartermaster’s storeVersorgungslager nt

quartermaster

[ˈkwɔːtəˌmɑːstəʳ] n (Mil) → furiere m (Naut) → timoniere m

quarter

(ˈkwoːtə) noun
1. one of four equal parts of something which together form the whole (amount) of the thing. There are four of us, so we'll cut the cake into quarters; It's (a) quarter past / (American) after four; In the first quarter of the year his firm made a profit; The shop is about a quarter of a mile away; an hour and a quarter; two and a quarter hours.
2. in the United States and Canada, (a coin worth) twenty-five cents, the fourth part of a dollar.
3. a district or part of a town especially where a particular group of people live. He lives in the Polish quarter of the town.
4. a direction. People were coming at me from all quarters.
5. mercy shown to an enemy.
6. the leg of a usually large animal, or a joint of meat which includes a leg. a quarter of beef; a bull's hindquarters.
7. the shape of the moon at the end of the first and third weeks of its cycle; the first or fourth week of the cycle itself.
8. one of four equal periods of play in some games.
9. a period of study at a college etc usually 10 to 12 weeks in length.
verb
1. to cut into four equal parts. We'll quarter the cake and then we'll all have an equal share.
2. to divide by four. If we each do the work at the same time, we could quarter the time it would take to finish the job.
3. to give (especially a soldier) somewhere to stay. The soldiers were quartered all over the town.
ˈquarterly adjective
happening, published etc once every three months. a quarterly journal; quarterly payments.
adverb
once every three months. We pay our electricity bill quarterly.
plural ˈquarterliesnoun
a magazine etc which is published once every three months.
ˈquarters noun plural
a place to stay especially for soldiers.
ˈquarter-deck noun
the part of the upper deck of a ship between the stern and the mast nearest it.
ˌquarter-ˈfinal noun
(often in plural) the third-last round in a competition.
ˌquarter-ˈfinalist noun
ˈquartermaster noun
an officer whose job is to provide soldiers with food, transport, a place to live etc.
at close quarters
close to; close together. The soldiers were fighting with the enemy at close quarters.
References in classic literature ?
This is one of the bons mots of Alexander VI, and refers to the ease with which Charles VIII seized Italy, implying that it was only necessary for him to send his quartermasters to chalk up the billets for his soldiers to conquer the country.
Wostov, deah fellow, just see how much there is left and shove the purse undah the pillow," he said, and went out to the quartermaster.
In the passage Denisov, with a pipe, was squatting on the threshold facing the quartermaster who was reporting to him.
Crayford advanced and questioned the quartermaster.
Wardour, on the point of going out, paused when the quartermaster made that reply.
Flint was cap'n; I was quartermaster, along of my timber leg.
Well now, I tell you, I'm not a boasting man, and you seen yourself how easy I keep company, but when I was quartermaster, LAMBS wasn't the word for Flint's old buccaneers.
The bailiff, a retired quartermaster, whom Stepan Arkadyevitch had taken a fancy to and had appointed bailiff on account of his handsome and respectful appearance as a hall-porter, showed no sympathy for Darya Alexandrovna's woes.
Even on the night of the prince's return, some citizens, bolder than the rest, such as the sheriffs, captains and the quartermaster, went from house to house among their friends, saying:
Ships are all right," as my middle-aged, respectable quartermaster said with much conviction and some irony; but they are not exactly what men make them.
It was simply," replied Colbert, quickly, "the fear of causing your majesty the least delay; for, according to established etiquette, you cannot enter any place, with the exception of your own royal residences, until the soldiers' quarters have been marked out by the quartermaster, and the garrison properly distributed.
My word, I once heard a droll yarn reeled off by an old quartermaster for some conscripts who were afraid of war; I never laughed so heartily in any theatre in Paris.