Definition - quarter

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  1. (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
  2. clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"
  3. piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
  4. the rear part of a ship
  5. a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
  6. an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"
  7. a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
  8. a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  9. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  10. divide by four; divide into quarters
  11. one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
  12. divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
  13. one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that q

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