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escutcheon

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] scutum (shield).

Noun

Singular
escutcheon

Plural
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  1. (heraldry) An individual or corporate coat of arms.
  2. The insignia around doorknob's exterior hardware or a door lock's cosmetic plate.
  3. A flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by user's fingers.

Derived terms

  • blot on the escutcheon - A stain on the family name. (Probably from the little known and extremely turgid play of the same name by Robert Browning).

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