quartern

noun
quar·​tern | \ ˈkwȯ(r)-tərn How to pronounce quartern (audio) \

Definition of quartern

: a fourth part (as of a unit of measurement)

First Known Use of quartern

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quartern

Middle English quarteron, from Anglo-French, quarter of a hundred, from quarter quarter

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“Quartern.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartern. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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