- an acute angle or channel, as one dividing two parts of a molding or one dividing a flush bead from the adjoining surfaces.
- an area taken from a larger area, as a room or a plot of ground.
- an enclosure for this area.
Origin of quirk
Examples from the Web for quirk
Kevin Fallon on the quirk of history that demands two swearing-in ceremonies for this particular president.Obama’s Secret Sunday Inauguration: Everything You Need to Know|Kevin Fallon|January 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a tempting virgin she was able to live long enough to be saved, but this was the quirk of a market controlled by foreigners.
A quirk in two political-prediction markets has created a (practically) no-lose investment opportunity—almost $100, for free.How to Make Free Money Betting on the 2012 Presidential Election|Alex Klein|September 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Banville seemed to be running on empty with that book, but Quirk has energized him (four Quirke novels since 2006).
With a clever brush Madame put a quirk in his eyebrows that completed the portrait.Molly Brown's College Friends|Nell Speed
Was it the strong connection of contrast, or was it a quirk of my brain?The Story of an Untold Love|Paul Leicester Ford
Quirk dashed to his assistance with about the same number of men, and the enemy was driven completely away.History of Morgan's Cavalry|Basil W. Duke
Massa Quirk mighty good just on de ebe of lebin de business.The Brother Clerks|Xariffa
Quirk rose from his seat, and took two or three turns about the room in silence, Gammon watching him calmly.Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.|Samuel Warren
British Dictionary definitions for quirk
Word Origin for quirk
Word Origin and History for quirk
1560s, "quibble, evasion," of unknown origin, perhaps connected to German quer (see queer (adj.)) via notion of twisting and slanting; but its earliest appearance in western England dialect seems to argue against this source. Perhaps originally a technical term for a twist or flourish in weaving. Sense of "peculiarity" is c.1600.