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three-quarter

[three-kwawr-ter] /ˈθriˈkwɔr tər/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for three-quarters

three-quarter

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