Definition of Quintain. Meaning of Quintain. Synonyms of Quintain

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Definition of Quintain

Quintain
Quintain Quin"tain, n. [F. quintaine, LL. quintana; cf. W. chwintan a kind of hymeneal game.] An object to be tilted at; -- called also quintel. [Written also quintin.] Note: A common form in the Middle Ages was an upright post, on the top of which turned a crosspiece, having on one end a broad board, and on the other a sand bag. The endeavor was to strike the board with the lance while riding under, and get away without being hit by the sand bag. ``But a quintain, a mere lifeless block.' --Shak.

Meaning of Quintain from wikipedia

- The quintain (from Latin "fifth"), also known as pavo (Latin "pea****"), may have included a number of lance games, often used as training for jousting...
- Quintain may refer to: Quintain (jousting), a piece of training equipment for jousting Quintain (poetry), a poetic form containing five lines Quintaine...
- Quintain is a British-based property investment and development business, which operates through Urban Regeneration, focussed on schemes in Wembley Park...
- A quintain is any poetic form containing five lines. Examples include the tanka, the cinquain, and the limerick.        All, all a-lonely:   Three little...
- after which the studio closed and the site sold to property developer Quintain. In 1927, Ralph J. Pugh and Rupert Mason founded British Incorporated Pictures...
- Slovene quintain (Slovene: štehvanje, German: Kufenstechen) is a traditional Slovene mounted folk game, a form of jousting, that has been preserved in...
- formed the core of the tournament during the high medieval period. The quintain (from Latin quintana, a street between the fifth and sixth maniples of...
- included the use of special equipment, of which the best-known was the quintain. The Chronicles of Froissart, written during the 1390s, and covering the...
- extension designed by Make Architects for Quintain. In early 2012 there was a campaign to save Island House, which Quintain had successfully applied for permission...
- Offham has a quintain on the village green that was reported in medieval times for use in jousting. It is reputed to be the last English quintain in its original...
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