- the fifth of eight defensive positions.
Origin of quinte
From French, dating back to 1700–10; see origin at quint1
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Examples from the Web for quinte
Bass fishing on the Bay of Quinte is famous for its excellence.Days in the Open
Lathan A. Crandall
The Bay of Quinte abounds in excellent fish of various kinds, affording excellent sport to those who are fond of fishing.Roughing it in the Bush
On the way up lake Ontario, settlement reached no further than the western end of the bay of Quinte.
The Bay of Quinte during the winter forms an excellent road to all the villages and towns on its shores.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush
Parry of Quinte (against thrusts at the left-hand side, like “quarte”).
- the fifth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
C18: French, from Latin quinta, fem of quintus fifth, from quinque five
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