|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]|
|1.||piquet a sequence of four cards in the same suit|
|2.||fencing a variant spelling of quarte|
|[C17: from French quarte fourth]|
Abbr. q., qt, qt.
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).
A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1.101 liters.
|quart (kwôrt) Pronunciation Key
unit of capacity in the British Imperial and U.S. Customary systems of measurement. For both liquid and dry measure, the British system uses one standard quart, which is equal to two imperial pints, or one-fourth imperial gallon (69.36 cubic inches, or 1,136.52 cubic cm). The U.S. system has two units called a quart, one for liquid measure and a slightly larger unit for dry measure. The U.S. liquid quart is equal to two liquid pints, or one-fourth U.S. gallon (57.75 cubic inches, or 946.35 cubic cm); and the dry quart is equal to two dry pints, or 132 bushel (67.2 cubic inches, or 1,101.22 cubic cm).
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