Scutcheon Scutch"eon, n. [Aphetic form of escutcheon.] 1. An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The corpse lay in state, with all the pomp of scutcheons, wax lights, black hangings, and mutes. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole. See {Escutcheon}, 4. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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