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coat of arms

n. pl. coats of arms Heraldry
1. A tabard or surcoat blazoned with bearings.
2.
a. An arrangement of bearings, usually depicted on and around a shield, that indicates ancestry and distinctions.
b. A representation of bearings.

coat of arms

n
1. (Heraldry) the heraldic bearings of a person, family, or corporation
2. (Heraldry) a surcoat decorated with family or personal bearings

coat′ of arms′


n.
1. a surcoat or tabard embroidered with heraldic devices, worn by medieval knights over their armor.
2. a full display of the armorial bearings of a person, family, or corporation, usu. on an escutcheon.
[1325–75; Middle English; compare French cotte d'armes]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coat of arms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.coat of arms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
crest - (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
quartering - a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

coat of arms

noun heraldry, crest, insignia, escutcheon, blazonry the family coat of arms
Translations
شِعار
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våbenskjold
skjaldarmerki
armahanedan arması

coat

(kəut) noun
1. an item of outdoor clothing, with sleeves, that covers from the shoulders usually to the knees. a coat and hat.
2. a jacket. a man's coat and trousers.
3. the hair or wool of an animal. Some dogs have smooth coats.
4. a covering (eg of paint). This wall will need two coats of paint.
verb
to cover. She coated the biscuits with chocolate.
ˈcoating noun
(a) covering. chocolate coating.
coat of arms
a family badge or crest.
References in classic literature ?
Over the fireplace were suspended six or seven shields of wood, with coats-of-arms rudely daubed upon them, which showed by their varying degrees of smokiness and dirt that they had been placed there at different periods.
High on their visit agenda will be President Bashar Assad, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, and Hizbullah Chief, Hasan Nasrullah whom they intend to present with similar coats-of-arms.
Above the shield, there is a crown with five smaller shields bearing historical Croatian coats-of-arms representing (from left to right): the oldest known Croatian coat-of-arms, the Dubrovnik Republic, Dalmatia, Istria, and Slavonia.