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noun Western U.S.
(in surveying and homesteading) a square tract of land, half a mile on each side, thus containing ¼ sq. mi. or 160 acres. Abbreviation: q.s.
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Origin of quarter section

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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quarter section

noun
US and Canadian a land measure, used in surveying, with sides half a mile long; 160 acres
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