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tierced

[teerst] /tɪərst/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of an escutcheon) divided vertically or horizontally into three equal parts.
Origin of tierced
1795-1805
1795-1805; tierce + -ed3; compare French tiercé
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  • tierced in pale (divided into three equal divisions by two vertical lines), a form seldom met with in English Heraldry.

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