from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the central area cut out or left vacant, leaving an outline or narrow border.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a void or opening: pierced through; specifically, in heraldry, pierced through so as to show the field.

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

  • adjective Emptied; evacuated.
  • adjective Annulled; invalidated.
  • adjective (Her.) Having the inner part cut away, or left vacant, a narrow border being left at the sides, the tincture of the field being seen in the vacant space; -- said of a charge.

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

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of void.


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  • A term used in heraldry.

    December 16, 2010