[ tresh-er ]
/ ˈtrɛʃ ər /


Heraldry. a narrower diminutive of the orle, usually ornamented with fleurs-de-lis at the edges and often doubled.
Numismatics. an ornamental border enclosing the type on a coin or medal.

Origin of tressure

1275–1325; late Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to tress(er) to braid, plait (derivative of tresse tress) + -ure -ure; replacing Middle English tressour < Middle French tresseor, tressoir

Related forms

tres·sured, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tressure


/ (ˈtrɛʃə, ˈtrɛsjʊə) /


heraldry a narrow inner border on a shield, usually decorated with fleurs-de-lys

Derived Forms

tressured, adjective

Word Origin for tressure

C14: from Old French tressour, from trecier to plait, from trece tress
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