Definition of gobony in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡɒˈbəʊni/


Another term for compony.
Example sentences
  • After his legitimation in 1397 he changed his bearings to the royal arms of France and England within a border gobony of silver and azure.
  • Whether Sir Malcolm Wallace and his son bore their arms with a bordure compony (or gobony), as here, or with a bordure counter-compony as shown elsewhere on these pages, is uncertain.
  • Around this central design is a border of alternating silver and green pieces (the formidable ‘bordure gobony,’ which is explained as ‘fourteen gobbits gyronwise’).


Late Middle English: from obsolete gobbon 'piece, gobbet' + -y3.

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