quarter panel


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

Examples of quarter panel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The imaging system found irregularities in the roof and a front quarter panel. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2024 Its profile is all horizontal lines, from its hood and flared fenders to a long, level roof and character lines along the doors and rear quarter panels. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 1 Feb. 2024 That’s not the case with the 2024 edition, on which every body part that matters, including the roof and quarter panels, is made from lightweight material, according to the shop. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 Supreme ended up switching out the golden Nike Swoosh logos seen on the quarter panels for golden stars in an alternate version that was released in 2003. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2023 About a mile from where the chase began, the officer used his vehicle to stop the Honda on the third try by striking its rear quarter panel. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Aug. 2023 The officer’s vehicle had damage to the passenger rear quarter panel and tail light, while her son’s vehicle sustained damage to the passenger door area. Zach Mentz, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2023 The damage done to the car, which appeared to include key marks on the driver’s side door and rear quarter panel, cost about $2,500 to repair, police said. Steven Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2023 The officer’s car was struck by gunfire on the front quarter panel and the front windshield. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 20 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quarter panel was in 1919

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“Quarter panel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarter%20panel. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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