Definition of mascle in English:

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mascle

Pronunciation: /ˈmaskəl/

noun

Heraldry
A lozenge voided, i.e., with a central lozenge-shaped aperture.
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'.

Words that rhyme with mascle

Gaskell, paschal

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Syllabification: mas·cle

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