from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a narrow borderline of another tincture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a fringed border; fimbriate.
  • adj. Having a very narrow border of another tincture; -- said esp. of an ordinary or subordinary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fringed.
  • In heraldry: Bordered or edged with a narrow band on all sides.
  • Less properly, edged along one side only, as the St. Patrick's saltier in the British union jack. Also fimbriate and edged.


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