Definitions

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  • adj. Having some object, such as the head of a man or beast, impaled upon it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having some object, as the head of a man or beast, impaled upon it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, transfixing and carrying any object, as the head of a man or beast: said of a sword the blade of which transfixes the object.

Etymologies

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French enfiler to pierce, thread.

Examples

  • The sensory hair cells in a human ear at 4600x, enfiled in marching crescent-shapes, are almost miraculously uniform.

    A World Ready for Its Close-Up

  • The Badges of the Prince of WALES are two: -- viz. 1, _A plume of three ostrich feathers arg., quilled or, enfiled by a coronet composed of crosses patée and fleurs de lys_, with the MOTTO, “ICH

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

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