Definition of inescutcheon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinəˈskəCH(ə)n/


A small shield placed within a larger one.
Example sentences
  • Until 1917 (when the British royal family dropped German titles), the male-line descendants of Queen Victoria bore the arms of Saxony (for Prince Albert) on an inescutcheon over the royal arms.
  • An orle is a perforated inescutcheon, and usually takes the shape of the shield whereon it is placed.
  • The dexter coat is dimidiated, with half of the inescutcheon and three and two halves of the cross crosslets visible.

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Syllabification: in·es·cutch·eon

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