quarte

[kahrt; French kart]
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noun, plural quartes [kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/. Fencing.

the fourth of eight defensive positions.

Nearby words

  1. quart major,
  2. quart minor,
  3. quart.,
  4. quartan,
  5. quartan malaria,
  6. quarter,
  7. quarter bar,
  8. quarter bend,
  9. quarter binding,
  10. quarter blanket

Origin of quarte

1690–1700; < French, feminine of quart fourth < Latin quartus

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British Dictionary definitions for quarte

quarte

noun

the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing

Word Origin for quarte

C18: from French, fem of quart a quarter

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