Definition of escutcheon
1 : a defined area on which armorial bearings are displayed and which usually consists of a shield
2 : a protective or ornamental plate or flange (as around a keyhole)
3 : the part of a ship's stern on which the name is displayed
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Potato knob #K203 (on escutcheon #E414) in white bronze, medium patina, by Rocky Mountain Hardware.
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Medical Definition of escutcheon
: the configuration of adult pubic hair
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