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Noun: quartering  k(w)or-tu-ring
  1. A coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
  2. (military) living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
  3. Dividing into four equal parts
Verb: quarter  k(w)or-tu(r)
  1. (military) provide housing for (military personnel)
    - billet, canton
  2. Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
    "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes";
    - draw, draw and quarter
  3. Divide into quarters
    "quarter an apple"

Derived forms: quarterings

Type of: accommodate, arms, blazon, blazonry, coat of arms, division, housing, kill, living accommodations, lodge, lodging, section, segment

Encyclopedia: Quartering

Quarter, South Lanarkshire