addorsed


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ad·dorsed

 (ə-dôrst′, ăd′ôrst′)
adj. Heraldry
Oriented back-to-back, as of two animals or objects.

[ad- + Latin dorsum, back + -ed, on the model of French adossé, back-to-back, from past participle of adosser, to lean against, place back-to-back, from Old French : a-, to, towards (from Latin ad-) + dos, back (from Latin dorsum).]

addorsed

(əˈdɔːst)
adj
placed back to back
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