quinte

noun
\ ˈkant, ˈkaⁿt \
plural -s

Definition of quinte

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 : 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Quinte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinte. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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