a training tool consisting of a vertical pole topped with a vertical cross arm with a target. The arm rotates when struck. Scoring is based on the number of turns. Also see racing quintain, shock quintain, and knock-a-knight.
An object used to help train a knight. It consisted of a shield and dummie suspended from a swinging pole. When the shield was hit by a charging squire, the whole apparatus would rotate. The squire's task was to avoid the rotating arms and not get knocked from the sadle.