quarter panel

plural quarter panels

Definition of quarter panel

: 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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1919, in the meaning defined above

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