Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pale; wanting color.
  • noun Same as pale, 1.
  • noun A roll of bran such as is given to hounds.
  • In heraldry, divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular lines: as, paly of six argent and gules.

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

  • adjective (Her.) Divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular lines, and of two different tinctures disposed alternately.
  • adjective Poetic Pale; wanting color; dim.

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  • adjective heraldry vertically striped

Etymologies

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Compare French palé. See pale a stake.

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