escutcheon

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es·cutch·eon

noun \is-ˈkə-chən\

Definition of ESCUTCHEON

1
:  a defined area on which armorial bearings are displayed and which usually consists of a shield
2
:  a protective or ornamental plate or flange (as around a keyhole)
3
:  the part of a ship's stern on which the name is displayed

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Origin of ESCUTCHEON

Middle English escochon, from Anglo-French escuchoun, from Vulgar Latin *scution-, scutio, from Latin scutum shield — more at esquire
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Heraldry Terms

blazon, cachet, couchant, dormant, potent, standard, totem

es·cutch·eon

noun \is-ˈkəch-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ESCUTCHEON

: the configuration of adult pubic hair

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