Definition of coat of arms in English:

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coat of arms

Pronunciation: /ˈkōd əv ˈˌärmz/

noun

The distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country.
Example sentences
  • These later evolved into official coats of arms, representing families and clans.
  • Down the street, in the former Kildare Street Club, there is a fine display of Irish coats of arms and heraldry.
  • The Red Wyvern is a mythical two-headed dragon which featured on the coat of arms of the Clifford family of Appleby.
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