Definition of tressure in English:

tressure

Line breaks: tres|sure
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɛʃə
 
, ˈtrɛs(j)ʊə
 
/

noun

Heraldry
  • 1A thin border inset from the edge of a shield, narrower than an orle and usually borne double.
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    • From what I remember, orles and tressures are lopped off at the palar line in such instances.
    • The 1965 arms have a gold field and red tressure from the arms of Scotland.
    • If the tressure is decorated with flowers that look somewhat like the fleur de lis, inserted through the tressure it is known as a tressure-flory-counterflory.
  • 1.1An ornamental enclosure containing a figure or distinctive device, formerly found on various gold and silver coins.
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    • The reverse side of coin #47807 has a well struck and well centered cross and full tressure surrounding the cross.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a ribbon or band for the hair): from Old French tressour (see tress).

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