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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The shield shaped surface on which a coat of arms is shown. Also: an ornamental shield around a keyhole.

Usage examples (21)
  • The escutcheon had historical significance to the monarchy.
  • To the left of the escutcheon was the figure of a woman, standing.
  • Of such a figure was the escutcheon of these states.
  • I am treading upon the broken remnants of an escutcheon. for more
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