Dancetté

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dancetté (Her) Deeply indented; having large teeth; thus, a fess dancetté has only three teeth in the whole width of the escutcheon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dancette In heraldry, a fesse dancetté on both sides, so that it is practically reduced to a row of fusils.
    • n dancette In architecture, the chevron or zigzag molding frequent in medieval buildings, particularly in the Romanesque style.
    • n dancette In silver and metalwork, decoration relieved by the addition of twisted wire.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dancette dan-set′ (her.) a zigzag or indented line or figure: the chevron or zigzag moulding common in Romanesque architecture—also adj.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. danché, dancetté, dent, tooth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. dent, dant, tooth, notch—L. dens.

Usage

In literature:

In base ermine, a fess, dancette gules.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
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