quartering

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1quar·ter·ing

noun \ˈkw(r)-tə-riŋ\

Definition of QUARTERING

1
a :  the division of an escutcheon containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments
b :  a quarter of an escutcheon or the coat of arms on it
2
:  a line of usually noble or distinguished ancestry

First Known Use of QUARTERING

15th century

2quartering

adjective

Definition of QUARTERING

1
:  coming from a point well abaft the beam of a ship but not directly astern <quartering waves>
2
:  lying at right angles

First Known Use of QUARTERING

circa 1692

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