torse

[ tawrs ]
/ tɔrs /

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.

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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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