quick time


Military. a rate of marching in which 120 paces, each of 30 inches (76.2 cm), are taken in a minute.

Origin of quick time

First recorded in 1795–1805
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  • Being hungry took the heart out 381of the quick-time diana, played after a brilliant sortie.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • Theyd probably telegraph along the railroad, and hed be yanked back to the Henry Nellis quick-time.

    Four Afloat

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Pitamakan broke out with a quick-time dance-song of his people and danced a few steps to it as we neared the horses.

    The War-Trail Fort

    James Willard Schultz

  • Only when men began to lag behind was the return to regular "quick-time" ordered.

  • And if I do pass those examinations I shall be what they call a quick-time probationer.


    Sarah Jeanette Duncan

British Dictionary definitions for quick time

quick time


military the normal marching rate of 120 paces to the minuteCompare double time (def. 3), double time (def. 4)
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