Qua*drille" (?), n. [F. quadrille, n. fem., fr. Sp. cuadrilla meeting of four or more persons or It. quadriglia a band of soldiers, a sort of dance; dim. fr. L. quadra a square, fr. quattuor four. See Quadrate.]

1.

A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set.

2.

The appropriate music for a quadrille.

 

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Qua*drille", n. [F. quadrille, n. masc., cf. It. quadriglio; or perhaps from the Spanish. See Quadrille a dance.]

A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.

Hoyle.

 

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Qua`dril`le" (?), a. [F.] (Art)

Marked with squares, generally by thin lines crossing at right angles and at equal intervals; as, quadrille paper, or plotting paper.

 

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