A sudden turn; a starting from the point or line; hence, an artful evasion or subterfuge; a shift; a quibble; as, the quirks of a pettifogger.
- A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy: "Every man had his own quirks and twists” ( Harriet Beecher Stowe).
- An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary: a quirk of fate.
- A sudden sharp turn or twist.
- An equivocation; a quibble.
- Architecture A lengthwise groove on a molding between the convex upper part and the soffit.