Escutcheon

  • 1 Escutcheon — Es*cutch eon, n. [OF. escusson, F. [ e]cusson, from OF. escu shield, F. [ e]cu. See {Esquire}, {Scutcheon}.] 1. (Her.) The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Escutcheon — may refer to: * Escutcheon (heraldry) a term used in heraldry for the shield displayed in a coat of arms. * Escutcheon in medicine, refers to the male or female distribution of pubic hair. * Escutcheon (furniture) an architectural item of door… …

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  • 3 escutcheon — ► NOUN 1) a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms. 2) a flat piece of metal framing a keyhole, door handle, or light switch. ● a blot on one s escutcheon Cf. ↑a blot on one s escutcheon ORIGIN Old French escuchon, from Latin scutum shield …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 escutcheon — [e skuch′ən, iskuch′ən] n. [NormFr escuchon < VL * scutio < L scutum, shield < ? IE base * skeu , to cover > SKY] 1. a shield or shield shaped surface on which a coat of arms is displayed 2. something shaped like an escutcheon; specif …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 escutcheon — late 15c., from O.N.Fr. escuchon, variant of O.Fr. escusson, from V.L. *scutionem, from L. scutum shield (see HIDE (Cf. hide) (n.1)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 escutcheon — n. 1) an armorial escutcheon 2) (misc.) (humorous) a blot on one s escutcheon * * * [ɪ skʌtʃ(ə)n] (misc.) (humorous) a blot on one s escutcheon an armorial escutcheon …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 escutcheon — escutcheoned, adj. /i skuch euhn/, n. 1. a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted. See illus. under coat of arms. 2. an ornamental or protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, drawer pull, light switch, etc. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 8 escutcheon — [ɪ skʌtʃ(ə)n, ɛ ] noun 1》 a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms. 2》 a flat piece of metal framing a keyhole, door handle, or light switch. Phrases a blot on one s escutcheon a stain on one s reputation or character. escutcheon of pretence a… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 9 escutcheon — UK [ɪˈskʌtʃ(ə)n] / US [ɪˈskʌtʃən] noun [countable] Word forms escutcheon : singular escutcheon plural escutcheons a shield decorated with someone s coat of arms …

    English dictionary

  • 10 escutcheon — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shield, coat of arms, crest; see arms 2 , badge 2 . • a blot on one s escutcheon, Syn. stain, stigma, disgrace; see scandal …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 escutcheon — n 1. shield, heraldic shield, scutcheon, Chiefly Brit. hatchment, Heraldry. lozenge. 2. blot on one’s escutcheon shame, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute; stigma, stain, tarnish, smirch, smudge, spot, blot; skeleton in one s closet …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 12 escutcheon — es•cutch•eon [[t]ɪˈskʌtʃ ən[/t]] n. 1) her a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted 2) an ornamental or protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, drawer pull, light switch, etc 3) naut. navig. a panel on the stern… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 escutcheon — /əsˈkʌtʃən / (say uhs kuchuhn) noun 1. the shield or shield shaped surface, on which armorial bearings are depicted. 2. a plate for protecting the keyhole of a door, or to which the handle is attached. 3. the panel on a ship s stern bearing its… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 escutcheon — noun Etymology: Middle English escochon, from Anglo French escuchoun, from Vulgar Latin *scution , scutio, from Latin scutum shield more at esquire Date: 15th century 1. a defined area on which armorial bearings are displayed and which usually… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 escutcheon — noun /ɪˈskʌtʃən/ a) An individual or corporate coat of arms. b) A decorative and/or protective plate or bezel to fill the gap between a switch, pipe, valve, control knob, etc., and the surface from which it protrudes …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 Escutcheon — The shield like area upon which a coat of *arms is portrayed or emblazoned; this shield is typically heart shaped …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 17 escutcheon — es·cutch·eon is kəch ən n the configuration of adult pubic hair * * * es·cutch·eon (es kuchґən) [L. scutum a shield] 1. a shield or something shaped like a shield. 2. the shieldlike pattern of distribution of the pubic hair …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 escutcheon — Synonyms and related words: achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, blazon, blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, cadency… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 escutcheon — e|scutch|eon [ıˈskʌtʃən] n formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Anglo French; Origin: escuchon, from Latin scutum shield ] a ↑shield on which someone s ↑coat of arms (=family sign) is painted …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 escutcheon — es|cutch|eon [ ı skʌtʃən ] noun count a SHIELD decorated with someone s COAT OF ARMS …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English