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torse

Line breaks: torse
Pronunciation: /tɔːs
 
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Definition of torse in English:

noun

Heraldry
A wreath.
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’.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with torse

coarse, corse, course, divorce, endorse (US indorse), enforce, force, gorse, hoarse, horse, morse, Norse, perforce, reinforce, sauce, source

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