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- n. A small escutcheon within another
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small escutcheon borne within a shield.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a small escutcheon, or the representation of a shield, used either as a bearing or charged upon the escutcheon for a special purpose, as an escutcheon of pretense, or very small and borne in chief by a baronet, in which case it is charged with the red hand of Ulster. When there are several inescutcheons, they are usually called escutcheons.
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