- the area adjacent to the outer edges of an escutcheon.
Origin of bordure
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at border
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Examples from the Web for bordure
The bordure (Fig. 210) occurs both as a charge and as a mark of difference.
This happens with the bordure when it is a part of the original coat of arms.
There are two other shields bearing, Two bars with a bordure.
Likewise the collar of the buck, their crest, was of the same colour as their bordure.
Saltire bears billets and a bordure, but not the ordinary so called.
- heraldry the outer edge of a shield, esp when decorated distinctively
C15: from Old French; see border
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