Definitions for quarter section

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quar′ter sec′tion(n.)

  1. (in surveying and homesteading) a square tract of land, half a mile on each side, thus containing ¼ sq. mi. or 160 acres.

    Category: Surveying, Dialect

    Ref: Abbr.: q.s.

Origin of quarter section:

1795–1805, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarter section(noun)

    a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side


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