addorsed

adjective ad·dorsed \ə-ˈdȯrst\
variants: less commonly

addossed

\ə-ˈdäst, -ˈdȯst\

Definition of addorsed

  1. :  set or turned back to back (as in heraldry)

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Origin and Etymology of addorsed

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


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