1(in piquet) a sequence of five cards of the same suit. A run of ace, king, queen, jack, and ten is a quint major and one of jack, ten, nine, eight, and seven a quint minor.
Late 17th century from French, from Latin quintus ‘fifth’, from quinque ‘five’.
2North Americanshort for quintuplet‘The mother and all the quints, who weigh from 1,490 to 1,820 grams each, are in good condition, said sources at Beijing Maternity Hospital, where the delivery took place.’
- ‘During the Great Depression, five quint girls were born in Ontario; Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne.’
- ‘When I had unprotected sex with a woman, she became pregnant and gave birth to my little quints.’