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  • adj. Having the ability to be bent easily.
  • adj. Of a person, flexible; having the ability to bend easily.
  • adj. Containing many bends and twists.
  • adj. Of a vehicle, articulated.
  • adj. Divided into diagonal bands of colour
  • n. A field divided diagonally into several bends, varying in metal and colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Divided into an even number of bends; -- said of a shield or its charge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, divided into four or more diagonal parts in the direction of the bend: said of the field.

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  • "In heraldry, divided into four or more diagonal parts in the direction of the bend: said of the field. This word is used, no matter how great the number of the divisions, as bendlety and cottisy, which would be the regular forms, are awkward in use." --Cent. Dict.

    August 4, 2011