Origin of escutcheon
Examples from the Web for escutcheon
It struck me at the time that "going some" was probably the motto on the city's escutcheon.My Actor-Husband|Anonymous
It has been attempted to be let furnished, and there is now a board to that effect hung out like an escutcheon.
This word is used to denote that animals introduced as charges in an escutcheon appear in their natural colour.The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition|Anonymous
They attach themselves by preference to the tender skin on the escutcheon, the inside of the thighs, and on the base of the udder.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
A Bishop has: His official coat of arms, his mitre, two crosiers in saltire behind his escutcheon.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Word Origin for escutcheon
late 15c., from Old North French escuchon, variant of Old French escusson, from Vulgar Latin *scutionem, from Latin scutum "shield" (see hide (n.1)).