- Zoology. a scute.
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Examples from the Web for scutcheon
On a scutcheon of pretence in the centre, Argent, a lion ramp.
A scutcheon of the King's arms was above one end-door, with the Queen's above the other.The Fifth Queen Crowned
Ford Madox Ford
The blot was there on the scutcheon, and could never be argued away.The Prairie Mother
He says he rejoices there has been no 'blot on the scutcheon' after all!A Bottle in the Smoke
He cannot know of it; he could not be so proud if he had the least suspicion of any blot in his own scutcheon.Mirk Abbey, Volume 1(of 3)
- a variant of escutcheon
- any rounded or shield-shaped structure, esp a scute
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Word Origin and History for scutcheon
mid-14c., short for escutcheon.
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