Definition of winter quarters

: a winter residence or station (as of a military unit or a circus)

Examples of winter quarters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. CBS News, 18 Mar. 2021 Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Fox News, 18 Mar. 2021 Each fall, swans migrate from the north passing through the Great Salt Lake and other bodies of open water en route to their winter quarters. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Dec. 2020 And over a dozen University of Chicago faculty members across various departments signed up for the lab in the fall and winter quarters, meaning their students will participate individually and in groups for grades. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, 9 Oct. 2020 Drell, in a Faculty Senate meeting last month, also mentioned possibly starting the academic year in winter quarter (and skipping fall quarter). Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, 7 May 2020 Stanford University has also for the last two weeks of winter quarter, after a faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 and an online petition by a student whose hometown is near Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, . Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2020 The University of Washington will shut down its 46,000-student campus starting Monday and will hold classes online at least until March 20, the end of winter quarter. oregonlive, 8 Mar. 2020 Surviving animals were taken to nearby Ringling Brothers' winter quarters in Peru. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of winter quarters

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Winter quarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter%20quarters. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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