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Quartering

Quartering Meaning & Definition
Quartering Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quartering?

[n] dividing into four equal parts
[n] living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
[n] a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages

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See Also | arms | blazon | blazonry | coat of arms | division | housing | living accommodations | lodging

Quartering In Webster's Dictionary

\Quar"ter*ing\, a. 1. (Naut.) Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; -- said of waves or any moving object. 2. (Mach.) At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.
\Quar"ter*ing\, n. 1. A station. [Obs.] --Bp. Montagu. 2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters. 3. (Her.) (a) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments. (b) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer. 4. (Arch.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See {Quarter}, n., 1 (m) (Arch.) --Gwilt. {Quartering block}, a block on which the body of a condemned criminal was quartered. --Macaulay.

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