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[kwurt] /kwɜrt/

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
verb (transitive)
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.)).


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