a riding whip consisting of a short, stout stock and a lash of braided leather.
verb (used with object)
to strike with a quirt.
a whip with a leather thong at one end
to strike with a quirt
“short-handled braided leather riding whip,” 1845, from Mexican Spanish cuarta “rope,” related to Spanish cuerda “rope,” from Latin corda (see cord (n.)).
/kwɪnˈdɛkəˌplɛt/ noun 1. a group of 15 2. one of a group of 15
[kwin-dek-uh-gon, -guh n] /kwɪnˈdɛk əˌgɒn, -gən/ noun, Geometry. 1. a polygon having 15 angles and 15 sides. /kwɪnˈdɛkəɡən/ noun 1. a geometric figure having 15 sides and 15 angles
[kwis se-pah-rah-bit; English kwis sep-uh-rey-bit] /kwɪs ˌsɛ pɑˈrɑ bɪt; English kwɪs ˌsɛp əˈreɪ bɪt/ Latin. 1. who shall separate (us)?
/kwɪst/ noun (pl) quists, quist 1. (West Midland & Southwest English, dialect) a wood pigeon