- the division of an escutcheon into quarters.
- the marshaling of various coats of arms on an escutcheon.
- any of the coats of arms so marshaled.
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Example sentences from the Web for quartering
A short list might be made of English poets who witnessed with their own eyes a hanging, drawing, and quartering.
Or the one about quartering abortion soldiers in private abortion houses?
It was not seen again, and still more beams winked on, began to search, systematically quartering the sky.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
But the novelty of Mosby's mode of warfare consisted chiefly in the manner of subsisting, quartering and protecting his men.
In 1765 a Quartering Act was passed by which 10,000 imperial troops were quartered in the colonies.
The skinning and quartering took up the whole afternoon, and Billy was heavily laden when he drew his cart home.The Children of the New Forest|Captain Marryat
At it we went, but in front and quartering on the left thick masses of the enemy slowly but steadily advanced upon us."Shiloh" as Seen by a Private Soldier|Warren Olney
British Dictionary definitions for quartering
- the marshalling of several coats of arms on one shield, usually representing intermarriages
- any coat of arms marshalled in this way