noun \ˈpa(a)r(ə)l, ˈper-\

Definition of pairle



  1. :  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

  1. 1 :  in the direction and position of the three arms of a pairle tierced in pairle sable, gules, and azure

  2. 2 :  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

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Origin and Etymology of pairle

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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