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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.
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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.
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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]
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Translations

three-quarter

[ˌθriːˈkwɔːtəʳ] ADJ three-quarter-length sleevesmangas fpl tres cuartos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

three-quarter

[ˌθriːˈkwɔːtəʳ] n (Rugby) → trequarti m inv
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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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References in classic literature ?
I'd rather spare two from the pack, and have Godfrey for my three-quarter line.
He had gone down about three-quarters of the length of the wall when the cord broke.
"Samuel Whiskers has run up a bill as long as his tail; he has had an ounce and three-quarters of snuff since October."
Two years and three-quarters afterwards, Valdivia and Chiloe were again shaken, more violently than on the 20th, and an island in the Chonos Archipelago was permanently elevated more than eight feet.
[*] Frederick the Great was accustomed to say: "The older one gets the more convinced one becomes that his Majesty King Chance does three-quarters of the business of this miserable universe." Sorel's "Eastern Question."
Parishioners dropped in by twos and threes, deposited themselves in rows before her, rested three-quarters of a minute on their foreheads as if they were praying, though they were not; then sat up, and looked around.
These being all rejected, I reflected awhile, and sarcastically suggested brickbats at three-quarters of a mile.
Hola, Bazin!" cried he to his neighbor, three-quarters of whose body still hung out of the window, to follow the carriage with his eyes as long as he could.