three quarter

three-quarter

[three-kwawr-ter]
adjective
1.
consisting of or involving three quarters of a whole or of the usual length: a blouse with a three-quarter sleeve.
2.
(of a portrait) showing the face as seen from in front and somewhat to the side: a three-quarter view.
Also, three-quarters.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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three-quarter
 
adj
1.  being three quarters of something: a three-quarter turn
2.  being of three quarters the normal length
 
n
3.  rugby
 a.  any of the four players between the fullback and the halfbacks
 b.  this position
 c.  (as modifier): three-quarter play

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