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[kahrt; French kart]
noun, plural quartes [kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/. Fencing.
  1. the fourth of eight defensive positions.
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Origin of quarte

1690–1700; < French, feminine of quart fourth < Latin quartus
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  1. the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
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Word Origin

C18: from French, fem of quart a quarter
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