quarter point


noun

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

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Also called quarter.

Origin of quarter point

First recorded in 1720–30
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Example sentences from the Web for quarter point

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

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