- 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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for quarter point
Every man should be able to identify and name any point or quarter-point on the compass card.Lectures in Navigation
Ernest Gallaudet Draper