fesswise

adverb
variants: less commonly

fesseways

or

fessewise

or

fessways

Definition of fesswise

  1. 1 :  in the direction of a fess :  horizontally barwise 1 three keys fesswise in pale

  2. 2 :  in fess three escarbuncles fesswise

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