quart minor

quart minor

noun
See under quart2 ( def 1 ).
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quart

2 [kahrt]
noun
1.
Piquet. a sequence of four cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, and jack (quart major) or king, queen, jack, and ten (quart minor)
2.
Fencing Rare. quarte.

Origin:
1685–95; < French quarte, noun use of feminine of quart < Latin quartus; see quart1

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quart1 (kwɔːt)
 
n
1.  a unit of liquid measure equal to a quarter of a gallon or two pints. 1 US quart (0.946 litre) is equal to 0.8326 UK quart. 1 UK quart (1.136 litres) is equal to 1.2009 US quarts
2.  a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck
 
[C14: from Old French quarte, from Latin quartus fourth]

quart2
 
n
1.  piquet a sequence of four cards in the same suit
2.  fencing a variant spelling of quarte
 
[C17: from French quarte fourth]

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quart
early 14c., "one-fourth of a gallon," from O.Fr. quarte "a fourth part" (13c.), from L. quarta (pars), from fem. of quartus "fourth," related to quattuor "four," from PIE base *kewtwor- (see four).
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quart (kwôrt)
n.
Abbr. q., qt, qt.

  1. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 2 pints or 32 ounces (0.946 liter).

  2. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1.101 liters.

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quart   (kwôrt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure and equal to 1/4 of a gallon or 32 ounces (0.95 liter). See Table at measurement.

  2. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure and equal to 1/8 of a peck or 2 pints (1.10 liter). See Table at measurement.


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