honor point


Definition of honor point

1 : a point in an escutcheon of arms approximately midway between the middle chief point and the fess point
2 honor points plural : honor score sense 1

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First Known Use of honor point

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Honor point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20point. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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