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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