Definition of Quarter mile
1. Noun. A unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile.
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Group relationships: International Mile, Land Mile, Mi, Mile, Stat Mi, Statute Mile
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Literary usage of Quarter mile
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"Still, the fact remains that in the quarter mile races two runners of an entirely ... Some of the great struggles of late years at a quarter mile have been ..."
2. The Horse by William Youatt, John Stuart Skinner (1843)
"... that kept the mare up to three parts racing speed; Dutchman went to the quarter mile post in 40 seconds, and did the 1st half mile in 1:171 ; the mare ..."
3. Outing (1893)
"Three-quarter mile race—AA Zimmerman, first; CM Murphy. ... quarter mile dash—Zimmerman, first, in 305 ; Paul Grosch, second ; George F. Royce, third. ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Of medium distances the quarter mile race is by far the most difficult to ... The best authenticated times are — quarter mile, 481 sec.; C(K) vards, l min. ..."