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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-MASTER

QUARTER-MASTER, an inferior officer appointed by the master of a ship of war to assist the mates in their several duties; as stowing the ballast and provisions in the hold, coiling the cables on their platforms, overlooking the steerage of the ship, and keeping the time by the watch-glasses.


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