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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.
Her chosen nursery was the wheel- house, and Captain Duncan had humoured her, giving her a box for her kittens and threatening the quartermasters with all manner of dire fates did they so much as step on one of the kittens.
All serene on the Rappahannock, troops in fine condition, commisary department well conducted, the Home Guard under Colonel Teddy always on duty, Commander in Chief General Laurence reviews the army daily, Quartermaster Mullet keeps order in camp, and Major Lion does picket duty at night.
Flint was cap'n; I was quartermaster, along of my timber leg.
Four years ago, Penelon was at Trieste -- Penelon, count, is the old sailor you saw in the garden, and who, from quartermaster, has become gardener -- Penelon, when he was at Trieste, saw on the quay an Englishman, who was on the point of embarking on board a yacht, and he recognized him as the person who called on my father the fifth of June, 1829, and who wrote me this letter on the fifth of September.
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.
When he and the girl went north to Ellesmere Land in the year of the Wonderful Open Winter, he left the picture-story with Kadlu, who lost it in the shingle when his dog-sleigh broke down one summer on the beach of Lake Netilling at Nikosiring, and there a Lake Inuit found it next spring and sold it to a man at Imigen who was interpreter on a Cumberland Sound whaler, and he sold it to Hans Olsen, who was afterward a quartermaster on board a big steamer that took tourists to the North Cape in Norway.
There's that quartermaster and my steward, and Jose the nigger," said he.
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.
It was at this moment that Ed Teynte the quartermaster emerged from the forecastle and came along the deck.
One Eye Kanty, owing to his early trade, held the always important post of chief armorer, while Peter the Hermit, the last of the five cut-throats whom Norman of Torn had bested that day, six years before, in the hut of Father Claude, had become majordomo of the great castle of Torn, which post included also the vital functions of quartermaster and commissary.