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escutcheon Saltos de línea: es¦cut|cheon
Pronunciación: /ɪˈskʌtʃ(ə)n/

Definición de escutcheon en inglés:


1A shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • As weaponry began to render body armor obsolete, coats of arms were scaled down and used on tunics and caps, still in the form of the escutcheon or shield.
  • The trappings of male finery included plumed helmets, heavy epaulettes, long swords, tassels, braid, knee-high boots, gleaming escutcheons, white gloves, white trousers.
  • Written in Gothic letters of gold leaf, the composer's name on the portrait above his left shoulder recalls the style of the escutcheons of the knights of the Golden Fleece.
2 (also escutcheon plate) A flat piece of metal for protection and often ornamentation, around a keyhole, door handle, or light switch.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Made of highly figured mahogany it retains its original large brass handles and keyhole escutcheons.
  • According to these orders, Robinson supplied fifty mortise locks, thirty-six pairs of octagonal glass knobs, twelve plain knob sets, and forty-eight escutcheons.
  • Over the years chairs have lost casters or the casters have lost their leather wraps; chests are without pulls, escutcheons, and decorative mounts; and the hinges of secretary doors have vanished.


a blot on one's escutcheon
A stain on one’s reputation or character.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Perhaps the readers of this journal have similar blots on their escutcheons.
  • Admittedly, his family life receives short shrift - the only blot on his escutcheon was a strained relationship with his spendthrift son - but this is inevitable given Paxton's workaholism.
escutcheon of pretence
A small shield within a coat of arms, bearing another coat or device to which the bearer has a claim, especially one to which a man’s wife is heiress.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • An escutcheon of pretence was used only when the wife had no brothers, and could transmit the right to use her familial coat of arms to a man who would act as her family's representative - in this case, her husband.


Late 15th century: from Anglo-Norman French escuchon, based on Latin scutum 'shield'.

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