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[kant, kant]
noun Fencing.
  1. the fifth of eight defensive positions.
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Origin of quinte

From French, dating back to 1700–10; see origin at quint1
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Examples from the Web for quinte

Historical Examples of quinte

  • Bass fishing on the Bay of Quinte is famous for its excellence.

    Days in the Open

    Lathan A. Crandall

  • The Bay of Quinte abounds in excellent fish of various kinds, affording excellent sport to those who are fond of fishing.

  • On the way up lake Ontario, settlement reached no further than the western end of the bay of Quinte.

  • The Bay of Quinte during the winter forms an excellent road to all the villages and towns on its shores.

  • Parry of Quinte (against thrusts at the left-hand side, like “quarte”).

British Dictionary definitions for quinte


  1. the fifth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
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Word Origin for quinte

C18: French, from Latin quinta, fem of quintus fifth, from quinque five
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