Meaning of charge of quarters

charge' of quar'ters

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an enlisted person, usually a noncommissioned officer, who remains on duty and handles administrative matters in a military or other unit during the night or on holidays.
  2. the duty of a charge of quarters.
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