armorial bearing

Definitions of armorial bearing
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n heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Synonyms:
bearing, charge, heraldic bearing
Types:
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annulet, roundel
(heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle
chevron
an inverted V-shaped charge
fleur-de-lis, fleur-de-lys
(heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
ordinary
(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
bend, bend dexter
diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
fess, fesse
(heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
bar sinister, bend sinister
a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
Type of:
heraldry
emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

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