Definitions for quarternˈkwɔr tərn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a quarter, or a fourth part, esp. of certain weights and measures, as of a pound, ounce, peck, or pint.
Category: Weights and Measures
* Chiefly Brit..
Origin of quartern:
1250–1300; ME quartroun, quartron, quartern
one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern(noun)
one of four equal parts
"a quarter of a pound"
A quarter part; one fourth.
A loaf of bread weighing about four pounds.
a quarter. Specifically: (a) The fourth part of a pint; a gill. (b) The fourth part of a peck, or of a stone (14 ibs.)
a loaf of bread weighing about four pounds; -- called also quartern loaf