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quartermasterquar‧ter‧mas‧ter /ˈkwɔːtəˌmɑːstə $ ˈkwɔːrtərˌmæstər/ noun [countable]  1 PMa military officer in charge of providing food, uniforms etc2 PMNa ship’s officer in charge of signals and guiding the ship on the right course
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quartermasterGeoffrey as quartermaster issued Joe with three kilos of rice, a couple of dried cabbage, and some dried pork.Bauthumley fought for Parliament and rose to be quartermaster in Colonel Cox's regiment.A 23-year-old man arrested with false papers was described as a Provo quartermaster.The coxswain and the quartermaster were killed at the wheel, and Nigel Tibbets took the helm.This hope, however, diminished as a result of something done by the quartermaster department.The army offered a commission in the quartermaster corps, but Frank proudly refused and gamely enlisted as a private.
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