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Definition of Escutcheon

Escutcheon n. means: The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the field, the upper part is called the chief, and the lower part the base (see Chiff, and Field.). That side of the escutcheon which is on the right hand of the knight who bears the shield on his arm is called dexter, and the other side sinister.

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Escutcheon n. means: The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the field, the upper part is called the chief, and the lower part the base (see Chiff, and Field.). That side of the escutcheon which is on the right hand of the knight who bears the shield on his arm is called dexter, and the other side sinister.

Meaning of Escutcheon

Escutcheon (n.) means: The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the field, the upper part is called the chief, and the lower part the base (see Chiff, and Field.). That side of the escutcheon which is on the right hand of the knight who bears the shield on his arm is called dexter, and the other side sinister.

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Shield (n.): The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon.

Supporter (n.): A figure, sometimes of a man, but commonly of some animal, placed on either side of an escutcheon, and exterior to it. Usually, both supporters of an escutcheon are similar figures.

Escutcheon (n.): The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the field, the upper part is called the chief, and the lower part the base (see Chiff, and Field.). That side of the escutcheon which is on the right hand of the knight who bears the shield on his arm is called dexter, and the other side sinister.

Point (n.): One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.

Nombril (n.): A point halfway between the fess point and the middle base point of an escutcheon; -- called also navel point. See Escutcheon.

Escocheon (n.): Escutcheon.

Unsoutcheoned (a.): Destitute of an escutcheon.

Abyss (n.): The center of an escutcheon.

Flanched (a.): Having flanches; -- said of an escutcheon with those bearings.

Abatement (n.): A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.

Scutcheon (n.): An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.

Crestless (a.): Without a crest or escutcheon; of low birth.

Inescutcheon (n.): A small escutcheon borne within a shield.

Lozenge (n.): A form of the escutcheon used by women instead of the shield which is used by men.

Escutcheon (n.): That part of a vessel's stern on which her name is written.

Base (n.): The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.

Marshaling (n.): The arrangement of an escutcheon to exhibit the alliances of the owner.

Tierce (a.): Divided into three equal parts of three different tinctures; -- said of an escutcheon.

Escutcheoned (a.): Having an escutcheon; furnished with a coat of arms or ensign.

Escutcheon (n.): The depression behind the beak of certain bivalves; the ligamental area.

Doubling (n.): The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.

Armorial (a.): Belonging to armor, or to the heraldic arms or escutcheon of a family.

Palet (n.): A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth of the pale.

Amethyst (): A purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms.

Fructed (a.): Bearing fruit; -- said of a tree or plant so represented upon an escutcheon.

Scutcheon (n.): A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole. See Escutcheon, 4.

Coward (a.): Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.

Quartering (n.): One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.

Marshal (v. t.): To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.

Essorant (a.): Standing, but with the wings spread, as if about to fly; -- said of a bird borne as a charge on an escutcheon.

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Meaning of Shield

Shield means: The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon.

Meaning of Supporter

Supporter means: A figure, sometimes of a man, but commonly of some animal, placed on either side of an escutcheon, and exterior to it. Usually, both supporters of an escutcheon are similar figures.

Meaning of Escutcheon

Escutcheon means: The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the field, the upper part is called the chief, and the lower part the base (see Chiff, and Field.). That side of the escutcheon which is on the right hand of the knight who bears the shield on his arm is called dexter, and the other side sinister.

Meaning of Point

Point means: One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.

Meaning of Nombril

Nombril means: A point halfway between the fess point and the middle base point of an escutcheon; -- called also navel point. See Escutcheon.

Meaning of Escocheon

Escocheon means: Escutcheon.

Meaning of Unsoutcheoned

Unsoutcheoned means: Destitute of an escutcheon.

Meaning of Abyss

Abyss means: The center of an escutcheon.

Meaning of Flanched

Flanched means: Having flanches; -- said of an escutcheon with those bearings.

Meaning of Abatement

Abatement means: A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.

Meaning of Scutcheon

Scutcheon means: An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.

Meaning of Crestless

Crestless means: Without a crest or escutcheon; of low birth.

Meaning of Inescutcheon

Inescutcheon means: A small escutcheon borne within a shield.

Meaning of Lozenge

Lozenge means: A form of the escutcheon used by women instead of the shield which is used by men.

Meaning of Escutcheon

Escutcheon means: That part of a vessel's stern on which her name is written.

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