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quartering US English

The coats of arms marshalled on a shield to denote the marriages into a family of the heiresses of others

quarter US English

Divide into four equal or corresponding parts

free quartering US English

The action of free-quarter; the billeting of troops at the householder's expense.

quartering machine US English

A machine for boring four equally spaced holes around the circumference of a wheel, or cutting something into four equal parts.

free-quarter US English

To accommodate (troops) at free quarter; to impose (troops) on or upon a householder in this way. Now rare (historical in later use).