Definition of Quarter mile

1. Noun. A unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile.

Exact synonyms: 440 Yards
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Group relationships: International Mile, Land Mile, Mi, Mile, Stat Mi, Statute Mile

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quarter Mile

quarter-wave plate
quarter belt
quarter blanket
quarter bottle
quarter crack
quarter day
quarter evil
quarter final
quarter horse
quarter horses
quarter light
quarter mile (current term)
quarter moon
quarter nettings
quarter note
quarter notes
quarter of
quarter of an hour
quarter past
quarter plate
quarter rest
quarter rests
quarter round
quarter saw
quarter sawed
quarter sawing

Literary usage of Quarter mile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"Still, the fact remains that in the quarter mile races two runners of an entirely ... Some of the great struggles of late years at a quarter mile have been ..."

2. The Horse by William Youatt, John Stuart Skinner (1843)
"... that kept the mare up to three parts racing speed; Dutchman went to the quarter mile post in 40 seconds, and did the 1st half mile in 1:171 ; the mare ..."

3. Outing (1893)
"Three-quarter mile race—AA Zimmerman, first; CM Murphy. ... quarter mile dash—Zimmerman, first, in 305 ; Paul Grosch, second ; George F. Royce, third. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Of medium distances the quarter mile race is by far the most difficult to ... The best authenticated times are — quarter mile, 481 sec.; C(K) vards, l min. ..."

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