- heraldry a small shield-shaped charge in the centre of a shield
Examples from the Web for inescutcheon
Ireland, and the arms of Hanover were placed upon an inescutcheon.
This inescutcheon was surmounted by the Electoral cap, for which a crown was substituted later when Hanover became a kingdom.
When one Inescutcheon is borne, it is usually placed on the fesse-point; but several Inescutcheons may appear in one composition.
It is borne on an inescutcheon upon the arms of the Duke of Wellington as an augmentation.
The inescutcheon is a shield appearing as a charge upon the coat of arms.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies