quartermaster

[ UK /kwˈɔːtəmˌɑːstɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɔɹtɝˌmæstɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops
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How To Use quartermaster In A Sentence

  • The level of ordnance unleashed in a Transformer battle expressed as a ratio of the amount of actual structural damage done to the shapeshifting metal beasties themselves would make any quartermaster weep.
  • There were rats, rats, as big as blooming cats, in the quartermaster's store.
  • Geoffrey as quartermaster issued Joe with three kilos of rice, a couple of dried cabbage, and some dried pork.
  • Petty Officer, U.S. Navy enlisted rate insignia; comparative military ranks ... such as MM for Machinist's Mate, QM for Quartermaster, or YN for Yeoman.
  • He now slept in the same Tent with Charles Des Voeux; his purser, Charles Hamilton Osmer (who was showing signs of pneumonia); William Bell (Erebus's quartermaster); and Phillip Reddington, Sir John's and Captain Fitzjames's former captain of the fo'c'sle. The Terror
  • They went belowdecks to the quarters of the quartermaster.
  • During the Civil War Gilmer held a variety of staff positions, including quartermaster and adjutant general of the Hilliard Alabama Legion.
  • When "cookhouse" went we straightened our backs, got _some_ of the mud off our boots, and proceeded to take what the gods (in this case the quartermaster) were good enough to give us. The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's) A Record of its Services in the Great War, 1914-1919
  • Instead the Emperor now turned to listen to his Francophobe minister Wratislaw and his Quartermaster-General, Mack, who had “imbibed the true essence of the French national spirit” and preached that “in war the object is to beat the enemy, not merely to avoid being beaten.” THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON
  • Typically, it's a boatswain's mate or a quartermaster running the ship, while an engineer and one or two seaman line handlers assist in the shipboard operations.
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