[kwawr-ter-fahyn-l-ist] /ˌkwɔr tərˈfaɪn l ɪst/
a participant in a quarterfinal contest.
noun 1. the grain appearing in quartersawed wood. noun 1. the grain of quartersawn timber
noun, Architecture. 1. a deep cove or cavetto.
[kwawr-ter-hoop, -hoo p] /ˈkwɔr tərˌhup, -ˌhʊp/ noun 1. a hoop, especially of steel, fastened around a cask between the bilge and the chime.
noun 1. one of a breed of strong horses developed in the U.S. for short-distance races, usually a quarter of a mile. 2. a horse of this breed used in herding livestock. noun 1. a small powerful breed of horse, originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia in the late 18th century