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- In heraldry, having the edge or outline broken into large and wide zigzags: same as indented, except that the notches are deeper and wider. Thus, a fesse dancetté has each of its edges broken into three or four large teeth or zigzags.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Her.) Deeply indented; having large teeth; thus, a fess
dancettéhas only three teeth in the whole width of the escutcheon.
- French danché, related to dent, "tooth". (Wiktionary)
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