Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Her.) Divided into an even number of bends; -- said of a shield or its charge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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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