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- n. a poem consisting of fourteen lines
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A poem of fourteen lines; a sonnet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stanza or poem of fourteen lines; a sonnet.
The French word 'quatorzain' was the term almost as frequently applied as 'sonnet' to the fourteen-line stanza in regular sonnet form, which alone falls within my survey.