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[kahrt; French kart] /kɑrt; French kart/

noun, plural quartes
[kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/ (Show IPA). Fencing.
the fourth of eight defensive positions.
the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing


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