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quinte

[kant, kant] /kɛ̃t, kænt/
noun, Fencing.
1.
the fifth of eight defensive positions.
Origin of quinte
1700-1710
From French, dating back to 1700-10; See origin at quint1
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quinte

/kɛ̃t/
noun
1.
the fifth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin
C18: French, from Latin quinta, fem of quintus fifth, from quinque five
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