• (verb): Present participle of quarter.
  • (noun): The act of providing housing for military personnel, especially when imposed upon the home of a private citizen.
  • (noun): The method of capital punishment where a criminal is cut into four pieces.
  • (noun): The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.
  • (noun): One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.
  • (noun): A series of quarters, or small upright posts.

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

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Quartering may refer to:
dividing into four parts:
Hanged, drawn and quartered, quartering as a punishment
Quartering (heraldry)

Coning and Quartering a process for splitting of an analytic sample
Quartering the process of diluting an alloy by melting it with some other metal to make dissolution easier. Traditionally in gold parting one part of a gold alloy was melted with three parts of copper to permit all components but gold to be dissolved in nitric acid.
The Quartering Acts, requiring American civilians to provide living spaces for British soldiers prior to the American Revolution

Example Sentences

  • When your dog is solid on quartering and retrieving off the quartering is a great time to introduce the gun.

  • Over recent weeks the WFP has started feeding an extra 120,000 desperately hungry people who were until recently completely cut off from aid due to the war, including families of former UNITA soldiers being demobilized across the country in some 34 so-called quartering areas.

  • This process is called quartering, and ensures that the remaining portion is "average quality".

  • This method is called quartering (fig. 147) and ensures that the final sample is representative of the bulk of the clay.

  • They were perfectly justified in defending their property, and the idea of quartering them, as well as hanging them, just as if they were traitors of the worst dye, is nothing short of monstrous.

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