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quarry3 something that is in the shape of a square or diamond, esp. a tile or small windowpane.
quarryman see "quarrier."
quart in the US, a unit of capacity equal to two pints or 0.9464 liter in liquid measure and two pints or 1.101 liters in dry measure. (abbr.: qt.) [3 definitions]
quarter a fraction equal to one fourth of a whole. [15 definitions]
quarterback in football, the chief offensive player who calls the plays and is the first to receive the ball in most plays. [5 definitions]
quarter day any of the four days of the year that are regarded as beginning a new season or quarter and on which quarterly payments are due.
quarterdeck the rear part of the upper deck of a ship, usu. off limits to all but officers.
quartered divided into four parts. [3 definitions]
quarterfinal of or designating the round of competitive matches preceding the semifinals of a sports tournament. [2 definitions]
quarter horse any of a breed of saddle horses developed for quarter-mile racing and favored for their quickness, strength, and versatility.
quarter-hour a period of fifteen minutes. [2 definitions]
quarterly happening or appearing four times a year, esp. at the end of each three-month period. [4 definitions]
quartermaster in the military, an officer who arranges for and distributes food, housing, clothing, and other provisions. [2 definitions]
quarter note in music, a note whose duration is one fourth that of a whole note.
quartersaw to saw (a log) lengthwise into quarters and then into boards.
quarter section a unit of area equal to one fourth of a section, one fourth of a square mile, or 160 acres, used in dividing land into square parcels.
quarter sessions an English local court, held quarterly, that has civil and criminal jurisdiction for all but the most serious crimes. [2 definitions]
quarterstaff a hefty, wooden, iron-tipped pole, six to eight feet in length, formerly used as a weapon in England.
quarter tone in music, an interval equal to one half of a semitone.
quartet four musicians or singers who perform together as a group. [3 definitions]
quarto in printing, the size of a page equal to one quarter of a standard whole sheet, or about nine by twelve inches. [3 definitions]