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escutcheon
the areas of a shield
A. dexter chief
B. center chief
C. sinister chief
D. dexter flank
E. fess point
F. sinister flank
G. dexter base
H. center base
I. sinister base

es·cutch·eon

 (ĭ-skŭch′ən)
n.
1. Heraldry A shield or shield-shaped emblem bearing a coat of arms.
2. An ornamental or protective plate, as for a keyhole.
3. Nautical The plate on the stern of a ship inscribed with the ship's name.
Idiom:
a blot on (one's) escutcheon
Dishonor to one's reputation.

[Middle English escochon, from Anglo-Norman escuchon, from Vulgar Latin *scūtiō, scūtiōn-, from Latin scūtum, shield; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

es·cutch′eoned adj.

escutcheon

(ɪˈskʌtʃən)
n
1. (Heraldry) a shield, esp a heraldic one that displays a coat of arms
2. (Heraldry) Also called: escutcheon plate a plate or shield that surrounds a keyhole, door handle, light switch, etc, esp an ornamental one protecting a door or wall surface
3. (Nautical Terms) the place on the stern or transom of a vessel where the name is shown
4. blot on one's escutcheon a stain on one's honour
[C15: from Old Northern French escuchon, ultimately from Latin scūtum shield]
esˈcutcheoned adj

es•cutch•eon

(ɪˈskʌtʃ ən)

n.
1. 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. a panel on the stern of a vessel bearing its name.
Idioms:
blot on one's escutcheon, a stain on one's reputation; disgrace.
[1470–80; < Old North French escuchon « Latin scūtum shield]
es•cutch′eoned, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escutcheon - a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
2.escutcheon - (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
after part, stern, poop, tail, quarter - the rear part of a ship
3.escutcheon - a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
buckler, shield - armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
Translations

escutcheon

[ɪsˈkʌtʃən] Nescudo m de armas, blasón m (fig) → honor m

escutcheon

nWappen nt; it is a blot on his escutcheondas ist ein Fleck auf seiner weißen Weste
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