• (nautical) Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; said of waves or any moving object.
  • (engineering) At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.


  • (heraldry) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.
  • The method of capital punishment where a criminal is cut into four pieces.
  • (architecture) A series of quarters, or small upright posts.
  • The act of providing housing for military personnel, especially when imposed upon the home of a private citizen.
  • (heraldry) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.


  • present participle of quarter

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