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Topic: MEASUREMENT

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: quarte, from quart 'fourth', from Latin quartus; QUARTER1

quart

noun
     
quart [countable] written abbreviation qt
TM a unit for measuring liquid, equal to two pints. In Britain this is 1.14 litres, and in the US it is 0.95 litres.
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