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orle

Syllabification: orle
Pronunciation: /ˈôr(ə)l
 
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Definition of orle in English:

noun

Heraldry
A narrow border inset from the edge of a shield.
Example sentences
  • Azure, three oranges slipped proper within an orle of thistles.

Origin

late 16th century: from French ourle, from ourler 'to hem', based on Latin ora 'edge'.

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