caboshed

or ca·boched

[kuh-bosht]
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adjective Heraldry.

(of an animal, as a deer) shown facing forward without a neck: a stag's head caboshed.

Nearby words

  1. caboché,
  2. caboclo,
  3. caboodle,
  4. caboose,
  5. cabora bassa,
  6. cabot,
  7. cabot strait,
  8. cabot's ring body,
  9. cabot, john,
  10. cabot, sebastian

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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