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A land unit equal to a quarter of a section and measuring half of a mile on a side.
(Units) US and Canadian a land measure, used in surveying, with sides half a mile long; 160 acres
(in surveying and homesteading) a square tract of land, half a mile on each side, thus containing ¼ sq. mi. or 160 acres. Abbr.: q.s.
A square block of land of onehalf mile along each side, containing 160 acres and, unless being used only as a unit of area measurement, located so that it was one of four equal-size portions of a section.