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(n.) A petty officer who attends to the helm, binnacle, signals, and the like, under the direction of the master.
(n.) 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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Quartermaster'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/q/quartermaster.html. 1828.