engrailed

[ en-greyld ]
/ ɛnˈgreɪld /
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adjective Heraldry.

having an edge of a charge consisting of a number of concave curves.

Nearby words

  1. engorgement,
  2. engr,
  3. engr.,
  4. engraft,
  5. engrail,
  6. engrain,
  7. engrained,
  8. engram,
  9. engraphia,
  10. engrave

Compare invected.

Origin of engrailed

First recorded in 1350–1400, engrailed is from the Middle English word engrelede. See engrail, -ed2

engrail

[ en-greyl ]
/ ɛnˈgreɪl /

verb (used with object)

to ornament the edge of with curved indentations.
Minting. to make dots or curves on the cylindrical edge of (a coin, medal, etc.) so as to form a pattern.

Origin of engrail

1375–1425; late Middle English engrelen < Anglo-French, Middle French engresler, equivalent to en- en-1 + gresler to make slender ≪ Latin gracilis gracile; compare French grêle kind of file, derivative of grêler

Related formsen·grail·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for engrailed

engrail

/ (ɪnˈɡreɪl) /

verb

(tr) to decorate or mark (the edge of) (a coin) with small carved notches
Derived Formsengrailment, noun

Word Origin for engrail

C14: from Old French engresler, from en- 1 + gresle slim, from Latin gracilis slender, graceful

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