quintain


Also found in: Wikipedia.

quin·tain

 (kwĭn′tən)
n.
A post or an object mounted on a post, used as a target in jousting exercises.

[Middle English quintaine, from Old French, probably from Latin quīntāna (via), fifth (street in a Roman camp, supposedly used for military exercises), from quīntus, fifth; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

quintain

(ˈkwɪntɪn)
(esp in medieval Europe) n
1. (Historical Terms) a post or target set up for tilting exercises for mounted knights or foot soldiers
2. (Historical Terms) the exercise of tilting at such a target
[C14: from Old French quintaine, from Latin: street in a Roman camp between the fifth and sixth maniples, from quintus fifth]

quin•tain

(ˈkwɪn tn)

n.
an object mounted on a post or attached to a movable crossbar mounted on a post, used as a target in the medieval sport of tilting.
[1400–50]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Quintain Estates & Development PLC, London-focused property investors announced that it has dealt with 50% stake it held in its iQ student accommodation joint venture to its collaborator Wellcome Trust in a contract, valued at GBP106.
Citons entre autres [beaucoup moins que]L'ange exterminateur[beaucoup plus grand que] (1962) qui inaugurera la manifestation, [beaucoup moins que]Don quintain l'amer[beaucoup plus grand que] (1951) et [beaucoup moins que]Le grand noceur[beaucoup plus grand que] (1949) une comedie qui avait remporte un grand succes.
It comes after the site's former developer BioRegional Quintain pulled out in 2011.
He is replaced by Simon Laffin, chairman of healthcare property firm Assura and chairman of the audit committee at property company Quintain Estates.
Prior to this, she was Finance Director of Quintain Estates & Development plc, a position she held for 11 years from 2001 before being appointed as Deputy Chief Executive in May 2012.
Bell has been kept occupied as a director of property group Quintain and pub operator Spirit, as well as sitting on the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board which advises the government.
The following events are scheduled to take place this week: August 8 Interims: Morgan Sindall August 9 Interims: Greggs, InterContinental Hotels August 10 Interims: Interserve, Standard Life Trading updates: Quintain Estates, TUI Travel Bank of England publishes its quarterly inflation and growth forecasts August 11 Trading update: Grainger August 12 Interims: Trinity Mirror Bank of England to publish data on bank lending to small businesses under Project Merlin agreement
James Saunders, MD of towns as businesses at Quintain Estates & Development, which owns the arena, highlighted the parallels between the venue and InBev UK.
Because it's London; it's the biggest financial centre in the world and it's politically stable and the legal [framework] is strong," Nick Shattock, chief executive officer of Quintain Estates and Development, developers of Wembley City, told Gulf News.
BANKING giants HBOS yesterday confirmed they were eyeing Wembley Arena owners Quintain Estates and Development for a potential takeover.
Adrian Wyatt, CEO of Quintain Estates and Development PLC and the driving force behind the conference, said, "I am delighted by the active participation and positive interest of all the delegates at the Low Carbon Conference.
The man, who is in his 60s and suffers from angina, was one of three people on the yacht the Quintain, which capsized in winds off Holy Island.