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Definition of "quartermaster" []

  • An officer responsible for the food, clothing, and equipment of troops. (noun)
  • A petty officer responsible for the steering of a ship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quartermaster" in a sentence
  • "McKevitt was the Provisional IRA's so-called 'quartermaster' until the late 1990s during which he was in charge of its guns, explosives and ammunition dumps."
  • "Billy Stobie, the UDA so-called quartermaster who provided the weapons used to shoot the lawyer was later revealed as an RUC Special Branch agent."
  • "It was quite evident the quartermaster was the fittest man for the mission."