quarter point


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

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