- See under quart2(def 1).
Origin of quart major
- Piquet. a sequence of four cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, and jack (quart major), or king, queen, jack, and ten (quart minor).
- Fencing Rare. quarte.
Origin of quart2
- a unit of liquid measure equal to a quarter of a gallon or two pints. 1 US quart (0.946 litre) is equal to 0.8326 UK quart. 1 UK quart (1.136 litres) is equal to 1.2009 US quarts
- a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck
- (kɑːt) piquet a sequence of four cards in the same suit
- (kart) fencing a variant spelling of quarte
Word Origin and History for quart major
"one-fourth of a gallon," early 14c., from Old French quarte "a fourth part" (13c.), from Latin quarta (pars), from fem. of quartus "the fourth," related to quattuor "four," from PIE root *kewtwor- (see four). Cf. Latin quartarius "fourth part," also the name of a small liquid measure (the fourth part of a sextarius), which was about the same as an English pint.
- A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 2 pints or 32 ounces (0.946 liter).
- A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1.101 liters.
- A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure and equal to 14 of a gallon or 32 ounces (0.95 liter). See Table at measurement.
- A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure and equal to 18 of a peck or 2 pints (1.10 liter). See Table at measurement.