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[skuhch-uh n]
  1. escutcheon.
  2. Zoology. a scute.
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Examples from the Web for scutcheon

Historical Examples

  • On a scutcheon of pretence in the centre, Argent, a lion ramp.

    Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853


  • A scutcheon of the King's arms was above one end-door, with the Queen's above the other.

  • The blot was there on the scutcheon, and could never be argued away.

    The Prairie Mother

    Arthur Stringer

  • He says he rejoices there has been no 'blot on the scutcheon' after all!

  • He cannot know of it; he could not be so proud if he had the least suspicion of any blot in his own scutcheon.

British Dictionary definitions for scutcheon


  1. a variant of escutcheon
  2. any rounded or shield-shaped structure, esp a scute
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Derived Formsscutcheonless, adjectivescutcheon-like, adjective
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Word Origin and History for scutcheon


mid-14c., short for escutcheon.

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