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bendlet Line breaks: bend|let
Pronunciation: /ˈbendlɪt/

Definition of bendlet in English:

noun

Heraldry
A bend of half the normal width, usually borne in groups of two or three.
Example sentences
  • The same holds true for the bendlet and the otter and the wings of the crest and the atom and the shield itself.
  • The four bendlets represent the four battle honors awarded the organization in World War II.
  • In ancient heraldry a bendlet azure on a coat was a mark of cadency.

Origin

Late 16th century: probably from the earlier heraldic term bendel 'little bend' (Old French diminutive of bende 'band') + -et1.

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