quarter point

quarter point
the fourth part of the distance between any two adjacent points of the 32 marked on a compass, being 2° 48' 45". Also called quarter.
[1720-30]

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  • quarter point — noun : quarter 19d * * * the fourth part of the distance between any two adjacent points of the 32 marked on a compass, being 2° 48 45 . Also called quarter. [1720 30] * * * quarter point, one fourth of the angular distance between two adjacent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quarter point — /ˈkwɔtə pɔɪnt/ (say kwawtuh poynt) noun the fourth part of the distance between any two adjacent points of the 32 marked on a compass, being 2° 48 45 …  

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