[kwod-luh-bet] /ˈkwɒd ləˌbɛt/
a subtle or elaborate argument or point of debate, usually on a theological or scholastic subject.
Music. a humorous composition consisting of two or more independent and harmonically complementary melodies, usually quotations of well-known tunes, played or sung together, usually to different texts, in a polyphonic arrangement.
a light piece of music based on two or more popular tunes
a subtle argument, esp one prepared as an exercise on a theological topic
“a nicety, subtlety,” late 14c., Latin, literally “what you will, what you please,” from quod “what,” neuter of qui (see who) + libet “it pleases” (see love (n.)).
[kwod] /kwɒd/ noun, Chiefly British Slang. 1. . /kwɒd/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) a slang word for jail “prison,” c.1700, a cant slang word of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of quad in the “building quadrangle” sense. noun A prison [1700+; perhaps fr quadrangle; perhaps fr Romany quaid, ”prison”]
[kwod vahy-dee, vee-dey] /kwɒd ˈvaɪ di, ˈvi deɪ/ noun 1. See 2 .
[koin, kwoin] /kɔɪn, kwɔɪn/ noun 1. an external solid angle of a wall or the like. 2. one of the stones forming it; cornerstone. 3. any of various bricks of standard shape for forming corners of brick walls or the like. 4. a wedge-shaped piece of wood, stone, or other material, used for any of […]
- Quoin post
noun 1. the vertical post at the side of a lock gate, about which the gate swings