[ kwawr-terd ]
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  1. divided into quarters.

  2. furnished with quarters or lodging.

  1. (of wood) quartersawed.

  2. Heraldry.

    • (of an escutcheon) divided into four or more parts.

    • (of a cross) having the central square portion removed.

Origin of quartered

First recorded in 1475–85; quarter + -ed2

Other words from quartered

  • un·quar·tered, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for quartered


/ (ˈkwɔːtəd) /

  1. heraldry (of a shield) divided into four sections, each having contrasting arms or having two sets of arms, each repeated in diagonally opposite corners

  2. (of a log) sawn into four equal parts along two diameters at right angles to each other; quartersawn

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