Definition of hatchment in English:
A large tablet, typically diamond-shaped, bearing the coat of arms of someone who has died, displayed in their honour.
- Inside the Abbey, we saw the crest of the Maunsell family and over the choir pews, a very impressive hatchment mounted on the wall
- The other hatchment is for Mrs. Henrietta Sleorgin who has the raised tomb outside the east window.
- Shown above right is the hatchment of Charles Compton, 9th Earl and 1st Marquess of Northampton.
Definition of hatchment in:
- US English dictionary
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