Definitions for: Quintain






Webster (1913) Definition: Quin"tain, n. [F. quintaine, LL. quintana; cf. W.
chwintan a kind of hymeneal game.]
An object to be tilted at; -- called also quintel. [Written
also quintin.]

Note: A common form in the Middle Ages was an upright post,
on the top of which turned a crosspiece, having on one
end a broad board, and on the other a sand bag. The
endeavor was to strike the board with the lance while
riding under, and get away without being hit by the
sand bag. ``But a quintain, a mere lifeless block.''
--Shak.


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