quinte

noun \ˈkant, ˈkaⁿt\

Definition of quinte

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a parry with a foil or épée that defends the lower inside target with the hand to the left at waist height in a position of pronation with the tip of the blade higher than the hand — compare septime

  2. 2 :  a parry with a saber that protects the head with the hand and forearm raised above the head and the hand held to the right in a position of pronation with the point of the blade to the left and higher than the hand

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Origin and Etymology of quinte

French, from Latin quinta, feminine of quintus fifth; akin to Latin quinque five; from its being the fifth of the eight parrying positions


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