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Quadrant meaning

quadrant - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Quarter of a circle; arc of 90°; instrument for taking altitudes.

quadrant - examples of usage

  1. Having placed the chart and quadrant with the almanack in what was now my cabin, I locked the door, and returned on deck. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. Expecting to follow close in the wake of the Soleil I had not brought a quadrant with me, but I found one in the cabin, as well as a French nautical almanack; and I hoped, when the hurricane was over and the sky had cleared, to be able to use them. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. I'm head of the shipping committee for this quadrant. - "Police Your Planet", Lester del Rey.
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