quinte

[ kant, kant ]
/ kɛ̃t, kænt /

noun Fencing.

the fifth of eight defensive positions.

Origin of quinte

From French, dating back to 1700–10; see origin at quint1
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quinte

/ French (kɛ̃t) /

noun

the fifth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing

Word Origin for quinte

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