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bend sinister

bend sinister

n. Heraldry
A band passing from the upper sinister corner of an escutcheon to the lower dexter corner.

bend sinister

n
(Heraldry) heraldry a diagonal line bisecting a shield from the top right to the bottom left, typically indicating a bastard line

bend′ sin′ister


n.
a diagonal band extending from the sinister chief to the dexter base on a heraldic shield.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bend sinister - a mark of bastardybend sinister - a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
stigma, stain, brand, mark - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
Translations

bend sinister

n (Her) → Schräglinksbalken m