coat of arms

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of coat of arms

1 : a tabard or surcoat embroidered with armorial bearings
2 a : heraldic bearings (as of a person) usually depicted on an escutcheon often with accompanying adjuncts (such as a crest, motto, and supporters)
b : a similar symbolic emblem

Origin and Etymology of coat of arms

Middle English cote of armes, translation of Medieval French cote d'armes


COAT OF ARMS Defined for Kids

coat of arms

noun

Definition of coat of arms for Students

plural coats of arms
: a special group of pictures or symbols belonging to a person, family, or group and shown on a shield


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