bend sinister

noun

Definition of bend sinister

: a diagonal band that runs from the sinister chief to the dexter base on a heraldic shield

First Known Use of bend sinister

1612, in the meaning defined above

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“Bend sinister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bend%20sinister. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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