nowy

[nou-ee, noh-ee]
adjective Heraldry.
  1. noting a partition line or charge in which one or more curves interrupt a normally straight line or lines, usually halfway along their length: per fess nowy; a cross nowy.

Origin of nowy

1555–65; < Middle French noue knotted < Latin nōdātus. See node, -ate1
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