Pronunciation: (kwôr'tur-ing),[key] —n. 1. the act of a person or thing that quarters.
2. the assignment of quarters or lodgings.
3. Heraldry. a. the division of an escutcheon into quarters.
b. the marshaling of various coats of arms on an escutcheon.
c. any of the coats of arms so marshaled.
—adj. 1. that quarters.
2. lying at right angles.
3. Naut.(of a wind) blowing on a ship's quarter.