Quinte is the fifth position in fencing.
An example of quinte is a stance from which an attack can be made.
Fencing the fifth position (of defense or parry), similar to the fourth but with the hand lower and the point farther to the left
Origin of quinteFr, feminine of quint, fifth: see quintet
- (fencing) The fifth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword at knee height.