quinte [kant, kant] ExamplesWord Origin noun Fencing.

  1. the fifth of eight defensive positions.

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

    Roughing it in the Bush

    Susanna Moodie

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

    The History of the Post Office in British North America

    William Smith

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

    Life in the Clearings versus the Bush

    Susanna Moodie

  • Those defending the upper left-hand quarter are “quarte” (fourth; in supination) and “quinte” (fifth; in pronation).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5


  • British Dictionary definitions for quinte quinte noun

    1. 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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