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mascle

[ mas-kuhl ]
/ ˈmæs kəl /
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noun Heraldry.

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

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Origin of mascle

1300–50; Middle English, derivative of mask (now dial.), variant of mesh; see -le
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British Dictionary definitions for mascle

mascle
/ (ˈmɑːskəl) /

noun

heraldry a charge consisting of a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middleAlso called: voided lozenge
C14: from Old French macle, perhaps from Latin macula spot
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