Inescutcheon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inescutcheon (Her) A small escutcheon borne within a shield.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inescutcheon In heraldry, a small escutcheon, or the representation of a shield, used either as a bearing or charged upon the escutcheon for a special purpose, as an escutcheon of pretense, or very small and borne in chief by a baronet, in which case it is charged with the red hand of Ulster. When there are several inescutcheons, they are usually called escutcheons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inescutcheon in-es-kuch′un (her.) a single shield borne as a charge.
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Usage

In literature:

Argent, a pale, gules, over all an inescutcheon or, a mullet sable.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
These are the inescutcheon, orle, lozenge, fusil, and border (formerly bordure).
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
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