Tressure
Tressure Tres"sure, n. [F. tresser to twist, plait. See {Tress}, n.] (Her.) A kind of border similar to the orle, but of only half the breadth of the latter. [1913 Webster]

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  • tressure — [tresh′ər] n. [ME tressour < MFr tresseor < OFr tresce: see TRESS] Heraldry a narrow band following the contour, and somewhat inside the edge, of a shield, often ornamented with fleurs de lis: cf. ORLE …   English World dictionary

  • tressure — noun A narrow border near the edge of a shield or banner, a pair being described as a double tressure …   Wiktionary

  • tressure — tressured, adj. /tresh euhr/, n. 1. Heraldry. a narrower diminutive of the orle, usually ornamented with fleurs de lis at the edges and often doubled. 2. Numis. an ornamental border enclosing the type on a coin or medal. [1275 1325; late ME < MF …   Universalium

  • tressure — sb. == tresses. Wright’s L. P. p. 105 …   Oldest English Words

  • tressure — [ trɛʃə, trɛs(j)ʊə] noun 1》 Heraldry a thin border inset from the edge of a shield, narrower than an orle and usually borne double. 2》 an ornamental enclosure formerly found on some coins. Origin ME (denoting a ribbon or band for the hair): from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tressure — tres·sure …   English syllables

  • tressure — /ˈtrɛʃə/ (say treshuh) noun Heraldry a diminutive of the orle, usually decorated with fleur de lis round the edges, and often doubled. {Middle English, from Old French tressur braid of hair, from tresser braid, plait. See tress} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tressure — n. Heraldry a narrow orle. Etymology: ME, orig. = hair ribbon, f. OF tressour etc. (as TRESS) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orle (heraldry) — Argent, an orle gules In heraldry, an orle is a subordinary consisting of a narrow band occupying the inward half of where a bordure would be, following the exact outline of the shield but within it, showing the field between the outer edge of… …   Wikipedia

  • Ordinary (heraldry) — Shield Field Supporter Supporter Motto (Scotland) Cres …   Wikipedia

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