cantoned

adjective

Definition of cantoned

1 of a heraldic cross : having a charge in each of the four cantons or angular spaces between the branches a cross cantoned with four martlets
2 : having the angles or exterior corners provided or decorated with projecting members (such as moldings or small columns) a cantoned pier

History and Etymology for cantoned

from past participle of canton entry 2

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“Cantoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantoned. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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