last quarter

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last quarter

n
(Astronomy) one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring between full moon and new moon, when half the lighted surface is visible. Compare first quarter
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Noun1.last quarter - the last fourth of the Moon's period of revolution around the Earthlast quarter - the last fourth of the Moon's period of revolution around the Earth
half-moon - the time at which the Moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated