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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'.

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