Share this entry

tierced Line breaks: tierced
Pronunciation: /tɪəst/
(also tiercé ˈtjəːseɪ)

Definition of tierced in English:

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.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources