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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.]
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a whip with a leather thong at one end
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to strike with a quirt
[C19: from Spanish cuerda cord]
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]
Past participle: quirted