quart

quart1
/kwawrt/, n.
1. a unit of liquid measure of capacity, equal to one fourth of a gallon, or 57.749 cubic inches (0.946 liter) in the U.S. and 69.355 cubic inches (1.136 liters) in Great Britain.
2. a unit of dry measure of capacity, equal to one eighth of a peck, or 67.201 cubic inches (1.101 liters).
3. a container holding, or capable of holding, a quart.
[1275-1325; ME < OF quarte fourth part, quarter < L quarta, n. use of fem. of quartus FOURTH (in order)]
quart2
/kahrt/, n.
1. Piquet. a sequence of four cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, and jack (quart major), or king, queen, jack, and ten (quart minor).
2. Fencing Rare. quarte.
[1685-95; < F quarte, n. use of fem. of quart < L quartus; see QUART1]

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      unit of capacity in the British Imperial (British Imperial System) and U.S. Customary systems of measurement. For both liquid and dry measure, the British system uses one standard quart, which is equal to two imperial pints (pint), or one-fourth imperial gallon (69.36 cubic inches, or 1,136.52 cubic cm). The U.S. system has two units called a quart, one for liquid measure and a slightly larger unit for dry measure. The U.S. liquid quart is equal to two liquid pints, or one-fourth U.S. gallon (57.75 cubic inches, or 946.35 cubic cm); and the dry quart is equal to two dry pints, or 1/32 bushel (67.2 cubic inches, or 1,101.22 cubic cm).

      The quart was originally a medieval English unit for dry and liquid measures that varied between 0.95 and 1.16 litres, relatively close to its modern equivalents. In Geoffrey Chaucer (Chaucer, Geoffrey)'s Miller's Tale (about 1370), it was used as a measure for ale.

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