quarter hour

quarter hour
noun
1.
b. : any of the quarter points of an hour

listened apprehensively as the clock chimed successive quarter hours

2. : an hour a week for an academic quarter devoted to class meetings — compare semester hour

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quarter hour noun
1. A period of fifteen minutes
2. A point marking such a period on a clock, etc
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Main Entry:quarter

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noun, pl ⋯ hours [count]

Trains depart every quarter hour.

: a period of time that lasts for 15 minutes

I waited a quarter hour in line.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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