quarter-hour

[ kwawr-ter-ouuhr, -ou-er ]
/ ˈkwɔr tərˈaʊər, -ˈaʊ ər /

noun

a period of 15 minutes.
a point 15 minutes after or before the hour.

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Origin of quarter-hour

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for quarter-hour

quarter-hour

noun

a period of 15 minutes
any of the points on the face of a timepiece that mark 15 minutes before or after the hour, and sometimes 30 minutes after

Derived forms of quarter-hour

quarter-hourly, adverb, adjective
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