exergue


ex·ergue

noun \ˈek-ˌsərg, ˈeg-ˌzərg\

Definition of EXERGUE

:  a space on a coin, token, or medal usually on the reverse below the central part of the design

Origin of EXERGUE

French, from New Latin exergum, from Greek ex out of + ergon work
First Known Use: 1697

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: exert
Previous Word in the Dictionary: exergual
All Words Near: exergue

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up exergue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).