Definition of torse in English:


Line breaks: torse
Pronunciation: /tɔːs


  • A wreath.
    More example sentences
    • In older illustrations of Penang's full coat of arms, the torse under the tree is of the 6 twist variety.
    • The members of this guard shall wear on their helms torses of green, blue, red.
    • These torses are seldom ‘classical’ ones, more often than not they could be described as ‘hidden torses’.


late 16th century: from obsolete French, from Latin torta, feminine past participle of torquere 'twist'.

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