bordure

[ bawr-jer ]
/ ˈbɔr dʒər /

noun Heraldry.

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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bordure

/ (ˈbɔːdjʊə) /

noun

heraldry the outer edge of a shield, esp when decorated distinctively

Word Origin for bordure

C15: from Old French; see border
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