quick time


noun

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

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Origin of quick time

First recorded in 1795–1805
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quick time

noun

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