Quartering

Definition of Quartering

Quar´ter`ing
a.1.(Naut.) Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; - said of waves or any moving object.
2.(Mach.) At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.
n.1.A station.
2.Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters.
3.(Her.) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.
4.(Arch.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See Quarter, n., 1 (m) (Arch.)
Quartering block
a block on which the body of a condemned criminal was quartered.
- Macaulay.

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