torse

[ tawrs ]
/ tɔrs /
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noun Heraldry.

a wreath of twisted silks of two alternating tinctures, usually a metal and a color, depicted supporting a crest or coronet, often upon a helmet.

Nearby words

  1. torrijos herrera,
  2. torrijos herrera, omar,
  3. torrington,
  4. torsade,
  5. torsade de pointes,
  6. torsel,
  7. torsi,
  8. torsibility,
  9. torsion,
  10. torsion balance

Origin of torse

1565–75; < Middle French: wreath, noun use of feminine of tors twisted < Late Latin torsus (past participle), for Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist

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