three-quarter

adjective
three-quar·​ter | \ ˈthrē-ˈk(w)ȯ(r)-tər How to pronounce three-quarter (audio) \

Definition of three-quarter

: extending to three-quarters of the normal full length a three-quarter sleeve

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1606, in the meaning defined above

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three-quarter

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of three-quarter

: three-quarters of the full amount, length, size, etc., of something

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