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accosted

[ uh-kaw-stid, uh-kos-tid ]
/ əˈkɔ stɪd, əˈkɒs tɪd /
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adjective Heraldry.

(of animals) represented as side by side: two dolphins accosted.

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Origin of accosted

First recorded in 1600–10; accost + -ed2
un·ac·cost·ed, adjective
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