[kwin-tn] /ˈkwɪn tn/
an object mounted on a post or attached to a movable crossbar mounted on a post, used as a target in the medieval sport of tilting.
the sport of tilting at a quintain.
noun (esp in medieval Europe)
a post or target set up for tilting exercises for mounted knights or foot soldiers
the exercise of tilting at such a target
“target for tilting and jousting practice,” c.1400 (in Anglo-Latin from mid-13c.), from Old French quintaine or directly from Medieval Latin quintana; perhaps from Latin quintana “of the fifth” (see quinque-), which as a noun meant “the business part of a camp,” on the supposition that this was where military exercises were done [OED].
[keen-tah-nah raw-aw] /kinˈtɑ nɑ ˈrɔ ɔ/ noun 1. a sparsely populated state in SE Mexico, on the E Yucatán peninsula. 19,435 sq. mi. (50,335 sq. km). Capital: Chetumal. /Spanish kinˈtana ˈrɔo/ noun 1. a state of SE Mexico, on the E Yucatán Peninsula: hot, humid, forested, and inhabited chiefly by Maya Indians. Capital: Chetumal. Pop: […]
[kwin-tn] /ˈkwɪn tn/ adjective 1. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fifth day. noun 2. a quintan fever or ague. /ˈkwɪntən/ adjective 1. (of a fever) occurring every fourth day quintan quin·tan (kwĭn’tən) adj. Recurring every fifth day. Used of a fever.
[kwin-tnt] /ˈkwɪn tnt/ noun, Navigation. 1. a sextant having an arc equal to one fifth of a circle.
[kant, kant] /kɛ̃t, kænt/ noun, Fencing. 1. the fifth of eight defensive positions. /kɛ̃t/ noun 1. the fifth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing