Definition of quartering
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : 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
Definition of quartering (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : coming from a point well abaft the beam of a ship but not directly astern quartering waves
2 : lying at right angles
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