Pronunciation: (kwôr'tur-mas"tur, -mä"stur), [key]
1. Mil.an officer charged with providing quarters, clothing, fuel, transportation, etc., for a body of troops.
2. Navy.a petty officer having charge of signals, navigating apparatus, etc.
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