from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The position of ships of a column ranged in a line when one is four points forward or abaft another's beam. Also called bow-and-quarter line.
- n. An additional line extending to the under side of the bag of a seine. As the bag approaches the shore, this line is from time to time drawn upon to relieve the strain upon the wings.
- n. In United States land surveys, cither of two lines which divide a section into quarter-sections.
- n. Nautical, a mooring rope or hawser, leading from the quarter of the vessel. Also called quarter-fast.
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Everybody roared; for not only on the quarter-line but also at the dinner table the little quarter-back was a marvel of endurance.
"Hear the blooming Colonist!" said Linklater, Martin's comrade on the quarter-line, and his greatest friend.