- a charge in the form of a narrow band following the form of the escutcheon within the edge, so that the extreme outer edge of the escutcheon is of the field tincture.
- an arrangement in orle of small charges: azure, an orle of bezants.
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How to use orle in a sentence
The same rule, by the way, applies to the tressure, but not to the orle.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
The arms on the memorial to John Pierrepont are—A lion rampant within eight roses in orle.
The sinister half is occupied by a demi-virgin issuing out of an orle of clouds.Wood Carvings in English Churches|Francis Bond
The disk cut out into a ring becomes a quoit, which is the simplest form of orle.The Eagle's Nest|John Ruskin
Animals or flowers disposed round the escocheon in the same form, are also termed an orle.The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower