See under 2 (def 1).
Piquet. a sequence of four cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, and jack (quart major) or king, queen, jack, and ten (quart minor)
Fencing Rare. .
a unit of liquid measure equal to a quarter of a gallon or two pints. 1 US quart (0.946 litre) is equal to 0.8326 UK quart. 1 UK quart (1.136 litres) is equal to 1.2009 US quarts
a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck
(piquet) (kɑːt). a sequence of four cards in the same suit
(fencing) (kart) a variant spelling of quarte
“one-fourth of a gallon,” early 14c., from Old French quarte “a fourth part” (13c.), from Latin quarta (pars), from fem. of quartus “the fourth,” related to quattuor “four,” from PIE root *kewtwor- (see four). Cf. Latin quartarius “fourth part,” also the name of a small liquid measure (the fourth part of a sextarius), which was about the same as an English pint.
Abbr. q., qt, qt.
[kwawr-toh] /ˈkwɔr toʊ/ noun, plural quartos. 1. a book size of about 9½ × 12 inches (24 × 30 cm), determined by folding printed sheets twice to form four leaves or eight pages. Symbol: 4to, 4°. 2. a book of this size. adjective 3. bound in quarto. /ˈkwɔːtəʊ/ noun (pl) -tos 1. a book size […]
fourth, a Corinthian Christian who sent by Paul his salutations to friends at Rome (Rom. 16:23).
- Quartz crystal
noun 1. a thin plate or rod cut in certain directions from a piece of piezoelectric quartz and accurately ground so that it vibrates at a particular frequency
[kwawrts] /kwɔrts/ noun 1. one of the commonest minerals, silicon dioxide, SiO 2 , having many varieties that differ in color, luster, etc., and occurring either in masses (as agate, bloodstone, chalcedony, jasper, etc.) or in crystals (as rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, etc.): the chief constituent of sand and sandstone, and an important constituent of […]