Definition of Quatrefoil

1. Noun. (architecture) a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially-overlapping circles of the same diameter. ¹

2. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A stylized flower or leaf with four lobes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quatrefoil

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quatrefoil

quaterons
quaterpolymer
quaterpolymers
quatorzain
quatorzains
quatorze
quatorzes
quatrain
quatrains
quatrandorite
quatrayle
quatrayles
quatre
quatreble
quatrebles
quatrefoil (current term)
quatrefoils
quatres
quatrin
quatrumvirate
quatrumvirates
quats
quatted
quattrocento
quattrocentos
quattuordecillion
quatuorvirate
quatuorvirates
quave
quaved

Literary usage of Quatrefoil

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1. The Silver Coins of England Arranged and Described with Remarks on British by Edward Hawkins (1841)
"Sun, quatrefoil at sides of neck. p. 115. Crown, quatrefoil at sides of neck. p. ... B at left of crown, quatrefoil in centre of rev. p. 116. ..."

2. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"quatrefoil or Primrose. A flower or figure having four foils or conjoined ... In modern cadency a Double quatrefoil is the difference of the ninth son. ..."

3. History of Architecture: From the Earliest Times; Its Present Condition in by Louisa Caroline Tuthill (1848)
"quatrefoil. Supposed to be derived from quatre- feuille, four leaves; ... Rampart. A bank of earth, to protect from the cannonading of an enemy. quatrefoil. ..."

4. An English Miscellany: Presented to Dr. Furnivall in Honour of His Seventy by William Paton Ker, Frederick James Furnivall, Arthur Sampson Napier, Walter William Skeat (1901)
"THE quatrefoil OF LOVE : AN ALLITERATIVE RELIGIOUS LYRIC. Now FIRST EDITED FROM ADD. MS. ... quatrefoil ..."

5. The Life of Josiah Wedgwood: From His Private Correspondence and Family by Eliza Meteyard (1866)
"... BAS-RELIEF THE DANCING HOURS—VASE, quatrefoil ORNAMENTS AND GILT—VASE-LIEE CUP, WHITE ON SEA-GREEN — HAND-LAMP— PERSONAL ORNAMENTS THE ORIGINALITY OF ..."

6. Teachers' Manual for the Prang Course in Drawing for Graded Schools, Books 1-6 by John Spencer Clark, Hicks Mary D., Walter Scott Perry (1897)
"quatrefoil. This figure, called a quatrefoil (from two words meaning "four" ... At the present time the quatrefoil is often used, simply on account of its ..."

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