Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, partly lying down; not erect: said of a shield used as an escutcheon, as in a seal or the like, when the shield is generally represented hung up by the sinister corner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not erect; inclined; -- said of anything that is usually erect, as an escutcheon.
- adj. Lying on its side; thus, a chevron
couchéis one which emerges from one side of the escutcheon and has its apex on the opposite side, or at the fess point.
- French, past participle of coucher ("to lay, to lay down"). (Wiktionary)
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