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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sequence of five cards of the same suit in one hand in piquet.
  • n. A quintuplet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an interval of one fifth
  • n. a sequence of five playing cards of the same suit; equivalent to a straight flush in poker
  • n. a quin or quintuplet
  • n. A vehicle used by firefighters that combines the capabilities of a fire engine and a fire truck, having the ability to provide vertical access as well as pump water to fight a fire.
  • n. quinte; In fencing, the fifth fencer in parrying or attacking position.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A set or sequence of five, as in piquet.
  • n. The interval of a fifth.
  • n. one of a set of quintuplets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A set or sequence of five, as in piquet.
  • n. In music, same as fifth, 2.
  • n. In organ-building, a stop giving tones a fifth above the normal pitch of the digitals used.
  • n. The smallest of the three varieties of viola da bracchio. See viol.
  • n. The E string or chanterelle of a violin: probably so called from the highest string of the lute.
  • n. In fencing, the fifth of the eight parries in sword-play. It is taught in the schools, but rarely used in practice.
  • n. A prefix of the names of musical instruments and of organ-stops, denoting a variety whose pitch is a fifth above or below that of the usual variety.
  • n. An abbreviation of quintet, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
  • n. one of five children born at the same time from the same pregnancy

Etymologies

French quinte, from Old French, interval of a fifth (in music), feminine of quint, fifth, from Latin quīntus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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