noun, plural quartes [kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/. Fencing.
Origin of quarte
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Those defending the upper left-hand quarter are “quarte” (fourth; in supination) and “quinte” (fifth; in pronation).
Quart, Quarte, krt, n. a sequence of four cards: one of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing.
And she had got him half a quarte'n of whisky to hearten him up as he came away this morning.Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer|George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
For one quarte of sacke, bestowed on Mr. Jellet, when he preached, 2s.
For a hasty word said in hot blood Must thou be ever quarte, and tierce, and thrust?D.Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III|M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)