quarter section


quarter section

quarter section ExamplesWord Origin noun Western U.S.

  1. (in surveying and homesteading) a square tract of land, half a mile on each side, thus containing ¼ sq. mi. or 160 acres. Abbreviation: q.s.

Origin of quarter section An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805 Examples from the Web for quarter section Historical Examples of quarter section

  • An so youre a-goin to hold on to my quarter-section, be you?

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls

    Various

  • Johnnie was already revolving in his quarter-section of the remarkable door.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

    Eleanor Gates

  • To look for a quarter-section here was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl

  • They watched every quarter-section for the arrival of the settler.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl

  • Every quarter-section will hold a house, and there will be chimneys in sight in every direction.

    The Biography of a Prairie Girl

    Eleanor Gates

  • British Dictionary definitions for quarter section quarter section noun

    1. US and Canadian a land measure, used in surveying, with sides half a mile long; 160 acres

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