Definition of bordure in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːdjʊə/


A broad border used as a charge in a coat of arms, often as a mark of difference.
Example sentences
  • When used in an impaled coat the bordure is not continued around the inner side.
  • The orle is a narrow bordure following the exact outline of the shield, but within it, showing the field between the outer edge of the orle and the edge of the shield.
  • When these three charges are taken up, there is some hesitation as to the next step: a bordure gules bezanty is used, then a bordure engrailed.


Late Middle English: variant of border.

Words that rhyme with bordure


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