counterpassant

adjective

coun·​ter·​passant
¦kau̇ntə(r)+
heraldry
: passant in opposite directions
two lions counterpassant

Word History

Etymology

past translation of French contre-passant, from contre- counter- + passant

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“Counterpassant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpassant. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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