1) Wood cut into four parts.
1642 The best wood for barres is the willowe … wee gette the biggest of them riven with iron wedges into quarter-cliffe, Elmswell
1686 one Rood of good and sufficient Quartercliff boards, Conistone
1694 Paid for quartering and cutting one tree 4s 6d, Conistone. Henry Best wrote: 1642 One may buy alsoe att Malton shorte forke shaftes made of seasoned Ash and quarter cliffe for ijs or xxijd a dozen, Elmswell.