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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Heraldry A band passing from the upper sinister corner of an escutcheon to the lower dexter corner.

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  • n. A diagonal band on a coat of arms going from top right to bottom left (as you look at it), held to indicate bastardy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an honorable ordinary drawn from the sinister chief to the dexter base.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left

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  • A diagonal band that runs from the sinister chief to the dexter base on a heraldic shield.

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    August 31, 2008