- having an edge of a charge consisting of a number of concave curves.
Origin of engrailed
- 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
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It is engrailed, presenting ten cusps, and may be placed in the class of decade-rings.Finger-Ring Lore
The term invected or invecked is the precise opposite of engrailed.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Thus the engrailed cross of the Mohuns takes either of the two forms which we illustrate.
The fesse indented or engrailed is made up of fusils as is the engrailed bend.
Note that bars indented or engrailed are, for a reason which will be evident, never subject to this counting of fusils.
- (tr) to decorate or mark (the edge of) (a coin) with small carved notches
C14: from Old French engresler, from en- 1 + gresle slim, from Latin gracilis slender, graceful
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