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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quadrat \Quad"rat\, n. [F. quadrat, cadrat. See Quadrate.] 1. (Print.) A block of type metal lower than the letters, -- used in spacing and in blank lines. [Abbrev. quad.] [1913 Webster] 2. An old instrument used for taking altitudes; -- called also geometrical square, and line of shadows. [1913 Webster]