Quartering block
Quartering Quar"ter*ing, n. 1. A station. [Obs.] --Bp. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) (a) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments. (b) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See {Quarter}, n., 1 (m) (Arch.) --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

{Quartering block}, a block on which the body of a condemned criminal was quartered. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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