quarter mile

noun
a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑440 yards
Hypernyms: ↑linear unit, ↑linear measure
Part Holonyms: ↑mile, ↑statute mile, ↑stat mi, ↑land mile, ↑international mile, ↑mi

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