Quirt definition

kwûrt
A riding whip with a short, stiff handle and a lash made of two or more loose thongs.
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A riding whip with a braided leather lash and a short handle.
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To strike with a quirt.
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A rawhide whip plaited with two thongs of buffalo hide.
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To strike with a quirt.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quirt
Plural:
quirts

Origin of quirt

  • Probably from American Spanish cuarta whip ultimately from Latin quārta fourth quart

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish cuerda (“cord"), or Mexican Spanish cuarta (“whip").

    From Wiktionary