Definition of quartermistress in English:

quartermistress

noun

  • 1A woman whose role is likened to that of a military quartermaster, especially as a provider of food, clothes, lodging, etc.

  • 2Military. A female officer having the duties of a quartermaster. Now historical.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From quarter + mistress, after quartermaster.

Pronunciation

quartermistress

/ˈkwɔːtəˌmɪstrɪs/