noun Chiefly British.
- quartermaster corps,
- quartermaster general,
Origin of quartern
Examples from the Web for quartern
Yet, even so, the price of the quartern loaf rose to more than fifteenpence, and we were brought to the verge of civil war.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
Mrs. P. Green, with her accustomed liberality, sent out for a quartern of gin and a quarter of an ounce of brown rappee.
On my way I called at a small corn-chandler's, and bought a quartern of flour done up in a thin and utterly insufficient bag.The Uninhabited House|Mrs. J. H. Riddell
May 27—Price of the quartern loaf fixed by the Mayor of Worcester at 1s.Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century|T. C. Turberville
"A quartern of gin and three outs, Caroline," cried a second, who was more familiar.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
- a type of loaf 4 inches square, used esp for making sandwiches
- any loaf weighing 1600 g when baked