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quinte  (kant, kant),USA pronunciation n. [Fencing.]
  • Sportthe fifth of eight defensive positions.
    • French; see quint1
    • 1700–10


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    quinte French: /kɛ̃t/ n
    1. the fifth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
    Etymology: 18th Century: French, from Latin quinta, fem of quintus fifth, from quinque five



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