three-quarter

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three-quar·ter

(thrē′kwôr′tər)
adj.
1. Relating to, consisting of, or extending to three fourths of the usual full length: a skirt of three-quarter length.
2. Depicting the subject turned slightly from a full frontal view: a three-quarter portrait.

three-quarter

adj
1. being three quarters of something: a three-quarter turn.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) being of three quarters the normal length
n
(Rugby) rugby
a. any of the four players between the fullback and the halfbacks
b. this position
c. (as modifier): three-quarter play.

three′-quar′ter



adj.
1. consisting of or involving three quarters of a whole or of the usual length: a three-quarter sleeve.
2. showing the face or an object as seen from in front and somewhat to the side: a three-quarter view.
[1400–50]
Translations

three-quarter

[ˌθriːˈkwɔːtəʳ] ADJ three-quarter-length sleevesmangas fpl tres cuartos

three-quarter

[ˌθriːˈkwɔːtəʳ] n (Rugby) → trequarti m inv

three

(θriː) noun
1. the number or figure 3.
2. the age of 3.
adjective
1. 3 in number.
2. aged 3.
three-
having three (of something). a three-page letter.
ˌthree-diˈmensional adjective
(abbreviation 3–D) having three dimensions, ie height, width and depth.
three-ˈquarter adjective
not quite full-length. a three-quarter (-length) coat.
ˈthree-year-old noun
a person or animal that is three years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is three years old.
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He had played rugby for Fartown as a three-quarter back.
Rugby union footballer who plays wing three-quarter back for London Scottish
This woodcut, which uniquely represents Poliphilo in a three-quarter back view, gazing at Polia in rapt anticipation, suggests his gaze at her -- and thus invites the reader to share it -- but denies the possibility of doing so.