quinte [kant, kant] ExamplesWord Origin noun Fencing.
- the fifth of eight defensive positions.
Origin of quinte From French, dating back to 1700–10; see origin atExamples from the Web for quinte Historical Examples of quinte
Bass fishing on the Bay of Quinte is famous for its excellence.
Lathan A. Crandall
The Bay of Quinte abounds in excellent fish of various kinds, affording excellent sport to those who are fond of fishing.
On the way up lake Ontario, settlement reached no further than the western end of the bay of Quinte.
The Bay of Quinte during the winter forms an excellent road to all the villages and towns on its shores.
Those defending the upper left-hand quarter are “quarte” (fourth; in supination) and “quinte” (fifth; in pronation).
British Dictionary definitions for quinte quinte noun
- the fifth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin for quinte C18: French, from Latin quinta, fem of quintus fifth, from quinque five