quar·​tern ˈkwȯ(r)-tərn How to pronounce quartern (audio)
: a fourth part (as of a unit of measurement)

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quartern was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Quartern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartern. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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