quinternion

[kwin-tur-nee-uh n]

noun Bookbinding.

five gathered sheets folded in two for binding together.

Nearby words

  1. quintan,
  2. quintana roo,
  3. quintant,
  4. quinte,
  5. quintefoil,
  6. quintero,
  7. quintessence,
  8. quintessential,
  9. quintessentially,
  10. quintet

Origin of quinternion

1645–55; quint- five (< Latin quintus fifth) + -ternion (extracted from quaternion)

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