quarte [kahrt; French kart] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural quartes [kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/. Fencing.
- the fourth of eight defensive positions.
Origin of quarte 1690–1700; French, feminine of quart fourth Latin quartus Examples from the Web for quarte Historical Examples of quarte
The steel sung with our quick changes from ‘quarte’ to ‘tierce’.
The left-hander prefers to take the inside engagement, that is to say quarte.
Csar Lecat de Bazancourt
This parry is, together with “quarte,” the most important of all.
The quarte, so called from being the fourth part of the chenet, which contained four pots and one French pint.
Arculf et al.
For one quarte of sacke, bestowed on Mr. Jellet, when he preached, 2s.
British Dictionary definitions for quarte quarte noun
- the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin for quarte C18: from French, fem of quart a quarter