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quarte

[kahrt; French kart] /kɑrt; French kart/
noun, plural quartes
[kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/ (Show IPA).
Fencing.
1.
the fourth of eight defensive positions.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French, feminine of quart fourth < Latin quartus
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British Dictionary definitions for quarte

quarte

/kart/
noun
1.
the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin
C18: from French, fem of quart a quarter
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