caboshed

adjective ca·boshed \kəˈbäsht\
variants: less commonly

cabossed

\-äst\ or

caboched

\-äsht\

Definition of caboshed

heraldry

  1. :  borne affronté without the neck showing —used of an animal's head

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at cabbage


First Known Use: 1530


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