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- Mil. an officer whose duty it is to provide troops with quarters, clothing, equipment, etc.
- Naut. a petty officer or mate trained to steer a ship, perform navigational duties, etc.
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noun Abbr. QM
- An officer responsible for the food, clothing, and equipment of troops.
- A petty officer responsible for the steering of a ship.