mascle

noun

mas·​cle
ˈmaskəl
plural -s
1
heraldry : a lozenge voided
2
: a steel plate especially of lozenge shape used in series on 13th century armor

Word History

Etymology

Middle English mascle, mascule mesh, lozenge voided, from Old French macle, mascle, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German masca mesh

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

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