Definition of quartern loaf in English:

quartern loaf


  • A loaf of bread weighing four pounds.

    • ‘These racks held ninety-six Quartern loaves per deck, eight loaves wide and twelve deep, therefore No.1 Static Bakery, Newchapel, had the capacity of baking up to 960 loaves at one time.’
    • ‘Thus, two quartern loaves of finished bread weigh the same as the older and larger gallon loaf.’
    • ‘Mr Tappertit looked immensely big at a quartern loaf on the table, and breathed hard.’