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caboshed

or ca·boched

[kuh-bosht]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of an animal, as a deer) shown facing forward without a neck: a stag's head caboshed.
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Also ca·bossed [kuh-bost] /kəˈbɒst/, ca·bo·ché [kab-uh-shey] /ˌkæb əˈʃeɪ/.

Origin of caboshed

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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Historical Examples

  • A Stags head full-faced, but without the neck, as No. 170, is cabossed or caboshed.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

    Charles Boutell