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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 Mexican Spanish cuarta (from Spanish, quarter, span (unit of length), quarter of a yard (the quirt possibly being so called because its handle was a cuarta in length)), from Old Spanish, quarter, from Latin quārta, fourth; see quart, or perhaps from Spanish cuerda, cord (from Old Spanish, from Latin chorda; see cord).]

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
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