escutcheon

Primary Meanings of escutcheon

1.
n
a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
2.
n
a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
Full Definitions of escutcheon
1

n a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms

Synonyms:
scutcheon
Type of:
buckler, shield
armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
2

n a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers

Synonyms:
finger plate, scutcheon
Type of:
protection, protective cover, protective covering
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

n (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

Type of:
plate
a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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