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quarte

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

the fourth of eight defensive positions.

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quart major, quart minor, quart., quartan, quartan malaria, quarte, quarter, quarter bar, quarter bend, quarter binding, quarter blanket

Origin of quarte

1690–1700; < French, feminine of quart fourth < Latin quartus
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  • A miry lane led us up from Quartes with its church and bickering windmill.

  • Pont itself is on the river, but whereas it is ten minutes' walk from Quartes by dry land, it is six weary kilomètres by water.

British Dictionary definitions for quartes

quarte

/ French (kart) /

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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