Definition of tierced in English:

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tierced

Pronunciation: /tɪəst/
(also tiercé /ˈtjəːseɪ/)

adjective

Heraldry
Divided into three equal parts of different tinctures.
Example sentences
  • They are an example of the rare form of tierced arms, that is three coats of arms set side by side.

Origin

Early 18th century: originally as tiercé 'divided into three parts', French past participle of tiercer.

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