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QUADRANT to QUARTER-MASTER
QUADRANT
QUARANTINE
QUARTER of a ship
On the QUARTER
QUARTER-BILL
QUARTER-CLOTHS
QUARTER-GALLERY
QUARTER-GUNNER
QUARTER-MASTER

QUARTER-NETTING to QUOIN


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QUARTER-GUNNER

QUARTER-GUNNER, an inferior officer under the direction of the gunner of a ship of war, whom he is to assist in every branch of his duty; as keeping the guns and their carriages in proper order, and duly furnished with whatever is necessary; filling the powder into cartridges; scaling the guns, and keeping them always in a condition for service. The number of quarter-gunners in any ship is always in proportion to the number of her artillery, one quarter-gunner being allowed to every four cannon.


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