Definition of engrailed in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈɡrāld/
Pronunciation: /enˈɡrāld/


chiefly Heraldry
Having semicircular indentations along the edge. Compare with invected.
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, the potential role of the engrailed gene in segmentation has been the focus of comparative studies.
  • For the Oriel Hall coat of arms this has been changed to a gold lion rampant on a blue field within a gold engrailed border.

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Syllabification: en·grailed

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