[ kuh-bosht ]
/ kəˈbɒʃt /


Also ca·bo·ché [kab-uh-shey] /ˌkæb əˈʃeɪ/.

Definition for caboched (2 of 2)


or ca·boched

[ kuh-bosht ]
/ kəˈbɒʃt /

adjective Heraldry.

(of an animal, as a deer) shown facing forward without a neck: a stag's head caboshed.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020