Quarter block

(Naut.) a block fitted under the quarters of a yard on each side of the slings, through which the clew lines and sheets are reeved.

See also: Quarter

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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CORK QUARTER BLOCK PARTY 2016 - Various Venues, Cork, [euro]12/40
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FOODS WE EAT REGULARLY WHICH ARE KILLING US:#Fish and Chips = 4 candifloss and a quarter block of lard.
In a separate $154,000 transaction, the Rainwater group added an adjoining quarter block to the east of the Aegon Building for future development.
A typical French quarter block contains a dense but permeable aggregate of buildings, like a sponge.
The city's quarter block is across from City Hall, and the property has long been considered a potential site for some sort of municipal development.
Police lieutenant Brad Smith said: ``A bullet travelled about a quarter block down the street and struck Bruce Kulick, who was near the Key Club.
Each quarter block on the site is subdivided into clusters of houses stacked up and arranged round a series of garden squares linked by alleyways.