the fourth part of the distance between any two adjacent points of the 32 marked on a compass, being 2° 48′ 45″.
Moot Point vs. Mute PointYou may have heard coworkers or acquaintances refer to an inconsequential or irrelevant point as a moot point, or maybe you’ve heard mute point instead. Fans of the TV show Friends may have heard a third variation: moo point (because, according to Joey, a cow’s opinion doesn’t matter). But which expression is correct, and what exactly does it mean? The correct phrase is moot point. …
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.Lectures in Navigation|Ernest Gallaudet Draper