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caboshed

or caboched

[kuh-bosht] /kəˈbɒʃt/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of an animal, as a deer) shown facing forward without a neck:
a stag's head caboshed.
Also, cabossed [kuh-bost] /kəˈbɒst/ (Show IPA), caboché [kab-uh-shey] /ˌkæb əˈʃeɪ/ (Show IPA).
Origin of caboshed
1565-1575
1565-75; variant of caboched, past participle of Middle English caboche to behead (a deer) < Anglo-French cabocher, derivative of caboche head; see cabbage1
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