quarter point


quarter point

quarter point ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the fourth part of the distance between any two adjacent points of the 32 marked on a compass, being 2° 48′ 45″.

Origin of quarter point First recorded in 1720–30 Also called quarter. Related Words for quarter point degrees Examples from the Web for quarter point Historical Examples of quarter point

  • Every man should be able to identify and name any point or quarter-point on the compass card.

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    Ernest Gallaudet Draper

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