Definition of Quintains

1. Noun. (plural of quintain) ¹



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Definition of Quintains

1. quintain [n] - See also: quintain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quintains

quinquevirs
quinquina
quinquivalence
quinquivalent
quins
quinsied
quinsies
quinsy
quinsyberry
quinsywort
quint
quinta
quintagenarian
quintagenarians
quintain
quintains (current term)
quintal
quintals
quintan
quintans
quintar
quintars
quintas
quintate
quintates
quintating
quinte
quintenary
quintennial

Literary usage of Quintains

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1. Brides and Bridals by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1873)
"Some quintains were so made that the face of the doll was the ... Other quintains consisted of a stout post, fitted at the top with a rotating cross-bar, ..."

2. The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England: Including the Rural and by Joseph Strutt (1876)
"Century. one side, and a bag of earth or sand depending from the other : there was a double advantage in these kind of quintains, they were cheap and easily ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1880)
"A tournament might be managed by setting two stakes opposite each other, with the quintains nearly touching as they stretch over the lists, or runway. ..."

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