quarter panel

noun

plural quarter panels
: a side section of an automobile body between the door and the trunk or between the door and the hood
a dent in a rear/front quarter panel
A lap nine encounter with Robert Pressley's Chevy forced Labonte to pit for left-rear quarter-panel repairs. Steve Crowe
Flag emblems became popular automotive dress-up items. They usually were affixed to the front quarter panel and they might be an American stars-and-stripes to show patriotism or they might reflect the flag or colors of the motorist's country of ancestry. Richard A. Wright

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quarter panel was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Quarter panel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarter%20panel. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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