quarter-hour

quarter-hour

[kwawr-ter-ouuhr, -ou-er]
noun
1.
a period of 15 minutes.
2.
a point 15 minutes after or before the hour.

Origin:
1880–85

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quarter-hour
 
n
1.  a period of 15 minutes
2.  any of the points on the face of a timepiece that mark 15 minutes before or after the hour, and sometimes 30 minutes after
 
quarter-'hourly
 
adv, —adj

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