- Obs. a fourth part; quarter
- Brit. one fourth of a pint, a peck, or of various other weights and measures
Origin of quarternMiddle English quarteroun ; from Old French quarteron ; from quart: see quart
- One fourth of something, especially of some weights and measures.
- Chiefly British A loaf of bread weighing about 4 pounds (1.81 kilograms).
Origin of quarternMiddle English quartron, from Old French quarteron, from quartier, quarter; see quarter.