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quart minor

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noun
  1. See under quart2(def 1).
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quart2

[kahrt]
noun
  1. 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).
  2. Fencing Rare. quarte.
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Origin of quart2

1685–95; < French quarte, noun use of feminine of quart < Latin quartus; see quart1
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British Dictionary definitions for quart minor

quart1

noun
  1. 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
  2. a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French quarte, from Latin quartus fourth

quart2

noun
  1. (kɑːt) piquet a sequence of four cards in the same suit
  2. (kart) fencing a variant spelling of quarte
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Word Origin

C17: from French quarte fourth
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Word Origin and History for quart minor

quart

n.

"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.

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quart minor in Medicine

quart

(kwôrt)
n.
  1. 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).
  2. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1.101 liters.
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quart minor in Science

quart

[kwôrt]
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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