Definition of quinnet in English:

quinnet

(also quinnett, quinant, quinet)

noun

English Regional, South-Western
  • A small iron or wooden wedge; (in later use) especially one that holds the ring of a scythe's handles in place.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From Middle French cuignet, variant of cognet wedge from coing, coin wedge + -et.

Pronunciation

quinnet

/ˈkwɪnət/