[ mas-kuh l ]
/ ˈmæs kəl /

noun Heraldry.

a lozenge represented as having a lozenge-shaped hole at the center.

Origin of mascle

1300–50; Middle English, derivative of mask (now dial.), variant of mesh; see -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mascle

/ (ˈmɑːskəl) /


heraldry a charge consisting of a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middleAlso called: voided lozenge

Word Origin for mascle

C14: from Old French macle, perhaps from Latin macula spot
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