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scutch·eon

 (skŭch′ən)
n.
An escutcheon.
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scutcheon

(ˈskʌtʃən)
n
1. (Heraldry) a variant of escutcheon
2. (Zoology) any rounded or shield-shaped structure, esp a scute
ˈscutcheonless adj
ˈscutcheon-ˌlike adj
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scutcheon - 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.scutcheon - a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
buckler, shield - armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
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References in classic literature ?
We've been found to be the greatest gentlefolk in the whole county--reaching all back long before Oliver Grumble's time--to the days of the Pagan Turks--with monuments, and vaults, and crests, and "scutcheons, and the Lord knows what all.
1) Sunbeam, of all that ever dawn upon Our seven-gated Thebes the brightest ray, O eye of golden day, How fair thy light o'er Dirce's fountain shone, Speeding upon their headlong homeward course, Far quicker than they came, the Argive force; Putting to flight The argent shields, the host with scutcheons white.
There be now, for martial encouragement, some degrees and orders of chivalry; which nevertheless are conferred promiscuously, upon soldiers and no soldiers; and some remembrance perhaps, upon the scutcheon; and some hospitals for maimed soldiers; and such like things.
I will wash out with blood whatever blot they may dare to cast on my scutcheon.''