short meter

noun

Definition of short meter

1 or less commonly short measure : a quatrain of which the first, second, and fourth lines are in iambic trimeter and the third in iambic tetrameter : a poulter's measure written as a quatrain abbreviation S.M.
2a : quick work make short meter of the job
b : a short time finished the job in short meter

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“Short meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20meter. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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