plural -s
: a heraldic ordinary in the form of a Y extending to the upper corners and the base of the field

called also pall

compare shakefork
in pairle
: in the direction and position of the three arms of a pairle
tierced in pairle sable, gules, and azure
: in such a way that of three heraldic bearings one is bendwise, one bendwise sinister, and one palewise so as to approach or join at a common center
three shields arranged in pairle with the points meeting in the center of the escutcheon

Word History


French, probably alteration of Old French paile mantle, pall, from Latin pallium

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“Pairle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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