quintation

See also: Quintation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

quintate +‎ -ion

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

quintation

  1. (rare) The removal of one fifth (of something).
    • 1946, Thomas Hamilton Ormsbee, The Story of American Furniture, page 161
      Perhaps the quintation of slats came from the hands of the indentured Hollander.

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