[kahrt; French kart]
- the fourth of eight defensive positions.
Origin of quarte
1690–1700; < French, feminine of quart fourth < Latin quartus
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Examples from the Web for quarte
The steel sung with our quick changes from 'quarte' to 'tierce'.Richard Carvel, Complete
The left-hander prefers to take the inside engagement, that is to say quarte.Secrets of the Sword
Csar Lecat de Bazancourt
This parry is, together with “quarte,” the most important of all.
The quarte, so called from being the fourth part of the chenet, which contained four pots and one French pint.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
For one quarte of sacke, bestowed on Mr. Jellet, when he preached, 2s.
- the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
C18: from French, fem of quart a quarter
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