Definition of mascle in English:

mascle

Syllabification: mas·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈmaskəl
 
/

noun

Heraldry
  • A lozenge voided, i.e., with a central lozenge-shaped aperture.
    More example sentences
    • He has on the back of his stone a shield with nine rows of chequers; over the top of the shield is a mascle between two keys fesswise, bits inwards and downwards.
    • A woman whose marriage has been dissolved bears on a lozenge her paternal arms, charged for the purpose of distinction with a mascle.
    • The term mascle is from Latin ‘maculus’ meaning ‘spot,’ which in this context means a mesh in chain-mail.

Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Anglo-Latin mascula 'mesh'.

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