Definitions for: Quartering


[n] dividing into four equal parts
[n] living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
[n] a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Quar"ter*ing, n.
1. A station. [Obs.] --Bp. Montagu.

2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters.

3. (Her.)
(a) The division of a shield containing different coats of
arms into four or more compartments.
(b) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an
escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.

4. (Arch.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See
Quarter, n., 1
(m) (Arch.) --Gwilt.

Quartering block, a block on which the body of a condemned
criminal was quartered. --Macaulay.

See Also: arms, blazon, blazonry, coat of arms, division, housing, living accommodations, lodging


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