quick time

noun

Definition of quick time

: a rate of marching in which 120 steps each 30 inches in length are taken in one minute

Examples of quick time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quick time on the grill (usually less than 10 minutes total) won’t allow for raw sausage, hamburger, etc. to cook through. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "Chuck’s Food Shack: How to grill your own pizzas at home," 4 May 2020 As Erica York of the Tax Foundation think tank notes, the quickest time frame in which the federal government has previously been able to issue stimulus checks has been six weeks. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "Everything you need to know about stimulus checks being sent to Americans as part of the coronavirus relief bill," 25 Mar. 2020 Coleman overcomes his start to win the 60 with a quick time. oregonlive, "The Bowerman Track Club conquers the weekend: Oregon track & field rundown," 16 Feb. 2020 Although the winter weather can be dicey in early February, a Pearland triathlon promises perfect conditions and quick times come race day. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "Weather will be no problem at Pearland triathlon," 23 Jan. 2020 Acceleration improved in every test, recording quicker times in both our 30-to-50-mph and 50-to-70-mph passing tests. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tesla Model 3 Firmware Update Delivers Every Bit of Promised 5 Percent Power Increase," 6 Jan. 2020 The results are impressive, with the Model 3 returning quicker times in every acceleration test. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tesla Model 3 Firmware Update Delivers Every Bit of Promised 5 Percent Power Increase," 6 Jan. 2020 That was until Martinez rolled up and smashed yet another record in double quick time. SI.com, "Josef Martinez: 5 Things to Know About Atlanta United's Record-Breaking Striker," 20 Aug. 2019 Backers say the site could receive its first shipment of spent fuel in 2023 — a quick time frame by regulatory standards. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Where could the nuclear waste at San Onofre go? It’s not an easy question to answer," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of quick time

circa 1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Quick time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick%20time. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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