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quirt

 (kwûrt)
n.
A riding whip with a short, stiff handle and a lash made of two or more loose thongs.

[Probably from American Spanish cuarta, whip, ultimately from Latin quārta, fourth; see quart.]

quirt

(kwɜːt)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a whip with a leather thong at one end
vb (tr)
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to strike with a quirt
[C19: from Spanish cuerda cord]

quirt

(kwɜrt)

n.
1. a riding whip consisting of a short, stout stock and a lash of braided leather.
v.t.
2. to strike with a quirt.
[1835–45, Amer.; perhaps < Sp cuerda cord]

quirt


Past participle: quirted
Gerund: quirting

Imperative
quirt
quirt
Present
I quirt
you quirt
he/she/it quirts
we quirt
you quirt
they quirt
Preterite
I quirted
you quirted
he/she/it quirted
we quirted
you quirted
they quirted
Present Continuous
I am quirting
you are quirting
he/she/it is quirting
we are quirting
you are quirting
they are quirting
Present Perfect
I have quirted
you have quirted
he/she/it has quirted
we have quirted
you have quirted
they have quirted
Past Continuous
I was quirting
you were quirting
he/she/it was quirting
we were quirting
you were quirting
they were quirting
Past Perfect
I had quirted
you had quirted
he/she/it had quirted
we had quirted
you had quirted
they had quirted
Future
I will quirt
you will quirt
he/she/it will quirt
we will quirt
you will quirt
they will quirt
Future Perfect
I will have quirted
you will have quirted
he/she/it will have quirted
we will have quirted
you will have quirted
they will have quirted
Future Continuous
I will be quirting
you will be quirting
he/she/it will be quirting
we will be quirting
you will be quirting
they will be quirting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quirting
you have been quirting
he/she/it has been quirting
we have been quirting
you have been quirting
they have been quirting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quirting
you will have been quirting
he/she/it will have been quirting
we will have been quirting
you will have been quirting
they will have been quirting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quirting
you had been quirting
he/she/it had been quirting
we had been quirting
you had been quirting
they had been quirting
Conditional
I would quirt
you would quirt
he/she/it would quirt
we would quirt
you would quirt
they would quirt
Past Conditional
I would have quirted
you would have quirted
he/she/it would have quirted
we would have quirted
you would have quirted
they would have quirted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quirt - whip with a leather thong at the end
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
Translations

quirt

References in classic literature ?
He returned alone, weeping, with news that young O'Hara, to whom he had been doing nothing in particular, had hailed a scarlet-bearded nigger on horseback; that the nigger had then and there laid into him with a peculiarly adhesive quirt, picked up young O'Hara, and borne him off at full gallop.
Then Daylight, following the horse's example of the unexpected, suddenly drove both spurs into him and reached him underneath with the quirt.
Half a dozen times spurs and quirt bit into him, and then Daylight settled down to enjoy the mad magnificent gallop.