- a small molding, as a fillet.
Origin of quadra
1655–65; < Latin: fillet, side of a square, quadrant section
- variant of quadri-.
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Examples from the Web for quadra
Quadra was one of the greatest and best of the Spanish navigators in the North.The Story of Sitka
C. L. Andrews
The Quadra Street Cemetery might be able to tell, for each is "in his narrow cell forever laid."Some Reminiscences of old Victoria
The "Quadra," as was usual with the Spanish names, was soon after dropped.
Before reaching the northern extremity of this long arm of the sea, he met two small Spanish vessels under the command of Quadra.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
The two put aside false modesty, and named the great island "the Island of Vancouver and Quadra."On Canada's Frontier