variants or less commonly addossed
: set or turned back to back (as in heraldry)

Word History


modification of French adossé, past participle of adosser to turn the back, set on one's back, from a- (from Latin ad-) + dos back, from Latin dorsum

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of addorsed was in 1572

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“Addorsed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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