Definition of quarter line in English:

quarter line

noun

Nautical
  • 1The position of ships in a column when each successive vessel has its bows abaft the beam of the one in front, and a little to one side.

  • 2A line cast from a vessel's quarter.

Origin

Late 18th century. From quarter + line.

Pronunciation

quarter line

/ˈkwɔːtə lʌɪn/