Definition of quinte in English:

quinte

Syllabification: quinte
Pronunciation: /kant
 
/

noun

Fencing
  • The fifth of eight standard parrying positions.
    More example sentences
    • In sabre the head parry is often called the quinte as well.

Origin

early 18th century: French, from Latin quintus 'fifth', from quinque 'five'.

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