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- of three fourths of the usual dimension
- (of a portrait) with the subject turned slightly away from a frontal view
of three fourths of the usual dimension
- (rugby) A player positioned between the half-backs and the full-backs (properly a three-quarter back)
2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport:
- England's superior conditioning began to show in the final quarter and as the game began to break up, their three-quarters began to stamp their authority on the game. And when Foden went on a mazy run from inside his own 22 and put Ashton in for a long-range try, any threat of an upset was when and truly snuffed out.