AskDefine | Define quartering

Dictionary Definition



1 a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
2 living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
3 dividing into four equal parts

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of quarter

Extensive Definition

Quartering may refer to:
  • The Quartering Acts, requiring American civilians to provide living spaces for British soldiers prior to the American Revolution

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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