noun Chiefly British.
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Origin of quartern
Words nearby quartern
Example sentences from the Web for quartern
You cannot put a quartern loaf into a child's head; you must break it up, and give him the crumb in warm milk.
To think of her father not having the price of an early pint, or a quartern of cool refreshing gin!The English Stage|Augustin Filon
We stopped again at The Nightingale, and had half-a-quartern of whisky each.Days and Nights in London|J. Ewing Ritchie
If you consume half a bushel a week, that is to say about a quartern loaf a day, this is a saving of 5l.Cottage Economy|William Cobbett
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
British Dictionary definitions for quartern
- a type of loaf 4 inches square, used esp for making sandwiches
- any loaf weighing 1600 g when baked