Definition of Quick time

1. Noun. A normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute.

Generic synonyms: Gait, Pace



Definition of Quick time

1. Noun. (military) A fast marching pace of 120 thirty-inch steps per minute. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quick Time

quick fix
quick light
quick lights
quick lime
quick march
quick match
quick off the mark
quick on one's feet
quick on the draw
quick on the uptake
quick pitch
quick smart
quick study
quick temper
quick time (current term)
quick time event
quick time events
quickbeam
quickbeams
quickbread
quickbreads
quickdraw
quickdraws
quicken
quicken tree
quickened
quickener
quickeners
quickenest

Literary usage of Quick time

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

1. Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the by Silas Casey (1863)
"To Murk Time, to March in Double quick time, , and the Back Step. 109. The company being in the direct march and in quick time, the instructor, ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"in such quick time it is hardly necessary ; the passage, being understood as though written— Numerous instances of triple rhythm occur, which he has not ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"That Intellect do march, if possible at double-quick time, is very desirable ; nevertheless, why should she turn round at every stride and cry. ..."

4. U. S. Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the by United States War Dept (1863)
"To mark time, to march in doable quick time, and the back step. 109. The company being in the direct march and in quick time, the instructor, to cause it to ..."

5. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"How quick Time is flying, how keen Fate pursues. Poor Bums—e'en Scotch drink canna quicken. To W. Creech. Quicker. But souple Donald quicker flew, . ..."

6. The Volunteer's Hand Book: Containing an Abridgment of Hardee's Infantry by James Kendall Lee (1861)
"The principles of the step in quick time are the same as for common time, ... The instructor wishing the squad to inarch in quick time, will command, ..."

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