Engrailment
Engrailment En*grail"ment, n. 1. The ring of dots round the edge of a medal, etc. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) Indentation in curved lines, as of a line of division or the edge of an ordinary. [1913 Webster]


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  • engrailment — engrailˈment noun 1. The ring of dots round the edge of a medal 2. Indentation in curved lines (heraldry) • • • Main Entry: ↑engrail …   Useful english dictionary

  • engrail — engrailment, n. /en grayl /, v.t. 1. to ornament the edge of with curved indentations. 2. Minting. to make dots or curves on the cylindrical edge of (a coin, medal, etc.) so as to form a pattern. [1375 1425; late ME engrelen < AF, MF engresler,… …   Universalium

  • engrail — /ɛnˈgreɪl/ (say en grayl), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) 1. to ornament the edge of with curved indentations. 2. (on a coin or medal) to form the decorative margin of a ring of dots. {Middle English engrele(n), from Old French engresler, from en en 1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • engrail — [en grāl′] vt. [ME engrelen (only in pp.) < OFr engresler < en , in + gresle, slender < L gracilis: see GRACILE] 1. to indent (an edge or rim) with concave, curved notches 2. to ornament the edge of with such a pattern engrailed adj.… …   English World dictionary

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