Definition - quarter

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quarter
  1. clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"
  2. piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
  3. the rear part of a ship
  4. a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
  5. an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"
  6. a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
  7. a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  8. divide by four; divide into quarters
  9. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  10. divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
  11. one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
  12. pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
  13. one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind

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