A broad border used as a charge in a coat of arms, often as a mark of difference.
- 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 bordureordure
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: bord|ure
Definition of bordure in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.