a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted.
an ornamental or protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, drawer pull, light switch, etc.
Nautical. a panel on the stern of a vessel bearing its name and port of registry.
Idioms about escutcheon
blot on one's escutcheon, a stain on one's reputation; disgrace.
- es·cutch·eoned, adjective
- un·es·cutch·eoned, adjective
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How to use escutcheon in a sentence
"This heathenish practice is a disgraceful stain upon the escutcheon of our State," said Ida.Alone | Marion Harland
This marriage added another quartering to the illustrious escutcheon of the Kervers.Laboulaye's Fairy Book | Various
Letting in an escutcheon was 2½d for each one, and letting in plates for rods in the tops of sideboards were 8d for each plate.The Old Furniture Book | N. Hudson Moore
With the remains of an old family tradition for his clue, he traced the origin of the escutcheon.
Their pride also suffered a downfall, as if they had lost a quartering from their escutcheon.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar | Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for escutcheon
a shield, esp a heraldic one that displays a coat of arms
Also called: escutcheon plate a plate or shield that surrounds a keyhole, door handle, light switch, etc, esp an ornamental one protecting a door or wall surface
the place on the stern or transom of a vessel where the name is shown
blot on one's escutcheon a stain on one's honour
- escutcheoned, adjective
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