[ kuh-bosht ]
/ kəˈbɒʃt /
(of an animal, as a deer) shown facing forward without a neck: a stag's head caboshed.
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Also ca·bossed [kuh-bost], /kəˈbɒst/, ca·bo·ché [kab-uh-shey] /ˌkæb əˈʃeɪ/ .
Origin of caboshed
First recorded in 1565–75; variant of caboched, past participle of Middle English caboche(n) “to behead (a deer),” from Anglo-French cabocher, derivative of caboche “head”; see cabbage1
Words nearby caboshed
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Example sentences from the Web for caboshed
A Stags head full-faced, but without the neck, as No. 170, is cabossed or caboshed.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell