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quartermaster general


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., in the British service, a staff-officer whose department is charged with all orders relating to the marching, embarking, disembarking, billeting, quartering, and cantoning of troops, and to encampments and camp equipage; in the United States army, a staff-officer of the rank of brigadier-general, who is at the head of the quartermaster's department.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a staff officer in charge of supplies for a whole army


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