Definitions for: Quartermaster


[n] an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops



Webster (1913) Definition: Quar"ter*mas`ter, n. [Quarter + master: cf. F.
quartier-ma[^i]tre.]
1. (Mil.) An officer whose duty is to provide quarters,
provisions, storage, clothing, fuel, stationery, and
transportation for a regiment or other body of troops, and
superintend the supplies.

2. (Naut.) A petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle,
signals, and the like, under the direction of the master.
--Totten.

Quartermaster general (Mil.), in the United States a staff
officer, who has the rank of brigadier general and is the
chief officer in the quartermaster's department; in
England, an officer of high rank stationed at the War
Office having similar duties; also, a staff officer,
usually a general officer, accompanying each complete army
in the field.

Quartermaster sergeant. See Sergeant.

See Also: army officer


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