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quartering

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noun quar·ter·ing \ˈkwȯ(r)-tə-riŋ\

Definition of quartering

  1. 1a :  the division of an escutcheon containing different coats of arms into four or more compartmentsb :  a quarter of an escutcheon or the coat of arms on it

  2. 2 :  a line of usually noble or distinguished ancestry

First Known Use of quartering

15th century


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quartering

adjective quar·ter·ing

Definition of quartering

  1. 1 :  coming from a point well abaft the beam of a ship but not directly astern quartering waves

  2. 2 :  lying at right angles

First Known Use of quartering

1648


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