from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. paly, and then divided fesswise, so that each vertical piece is cut into two, having the colours used alternately or counterchanged
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Paly, and then divided fesswise, so that each vertical piece is cut into two, having the colors used alternately or counterchanged. Thus the escutcheon in the illustration may also be blazoned paly of six per fess counterchanged argent and azure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, same as counterpaled.
French contre-palé, equivalent to counter- + paly. (Wiktionary)