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quartered

[kwawr-terd] /ˈkwɔr tərd/
adjective
1.
divided into quarters.
2.
furnished with quarters or lodging.
3.
(of wood) quartersawed.
4.
Heraldry.
  1. (of an escutcheon) divided into four or more parts.
  2. (of a cross) having the central square portion removed.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; quarter + -ed2
Related forms
unquartered, adjective
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quartered

/ˈkwɔːtəd/
adjective
1.
(heraldry) (of a shield) divided into four sections, each having contrasting arms or having two sets of arms, each repeated in diagonally opposite corners
2.
(of a log) sawn into four equal parts along two diameters at right angles to each other; quartersawn
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