[kahrt; French kart]
- the fourth of eight defensive positions.
Origin of quarte
1690–1700; < French, feminine of quart fourth < Latin quartus
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Examples from the Web for quartes
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.
The inn to which we had been recommended at Quartes was full, or else the landlady did not like our looks.
- the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
C18: from French, fem of quart a quarter