Origin of quinteFr, feminine of quint, fifth: see quintet
The man in green assumes the position of quinte.
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
- (fencing) The fifth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword at knee height.
- The low ground between it and the shore, and between the Niagara escarpment and the water on the Canadian shore, is a celebrated fruit growing district, covered with vineyards, peach, apple and pear orchards and fruit farms. The Niagara river is the main feeder of the lake; the other largest rivers emptying into the lake are the Genesee, Oswego and Black from the south side, and the Trent, which discharges into the upper end of the bay of Quinte, a picturesque inlet 70 m.
- The Murray canal, opened for traffic on the 14th of April 1890, extends from Presqu'ile bay, on the north of the lake, to the head of the bay of Quinte, and enables vessels to avoid 70 m.
- Quinte de Smyrne (1857); F.
- (1895); Balzani, in Cambridge Modern History; Hubner, Sixte-Quinte (1870).
- Thereafter for almost twenty years, Ontario was traversed only by wandering bands of trappers, chiefly belonging to the Hudson's Bay Company; but in 1782 bands of American loyalists began to occupy the fertile country along the Bay of Quinte, and in the Niagara peninsula, the first settlement being made in 1782 at Kingston.