caboshed

adjective
ca·​boshed | \ kəˈbäsht \
variants: or less commonly cabossed \ -​äst \ or caboched \ -​äsht \

Definition of caboshed

heraldry
: borne affronté without the neck showing used of an animal's head

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First Known Use of caboshed

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caboshed

from past participle of obsolete caboche to behead (a deer) close behind the horns, from Middle English cabochen, from Old North French caboche head

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“Caboshed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caboshed. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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