Fess point
Fess Fess, Fesse Fesse, n. [OF. fesse, faisse, F. fasce, fr. L. fascia band. See {Fascia}.] (Her.) A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries. [1913 Webster]

{Fess point} (Her.), the exact center of the escutcheon. See {Escutcheon}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fess point — fess′ point n. her the central point of an escutcheon • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • fess point — noun : the center of a heraldic field * * * Heraldry. the central point of an escutcheon. Also called heart point. [1555 65] * * * fess point or fesse point, Heraldry. the exact center of a shield; heart point. * * * n …   Useful english dictionary

  • fess point — Heraldry. the central point of an escutcheon. Also called heart point. [1555 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • fess point — /ˈfɛs pɔɪnt/ (say fes poynt) noun Heraldry the central point of an escutcheon. Also, fesse point …   Australian English dictionary

  • fess point — noun Heraldry a point at the centre of a shield …   English new terms dictionary

  • fess point — noun The exact centre of the shield …   Wiktionary

  • Fess point — Her. The exact centre of a shield. Cf. Abyss; Charge …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Fess — Fess, Fesse Fesse, n. [OF. fesse, faisse, F. fasce, fr. L. fascia band. See {Fascia}.] (Her.) A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fess — n. (also fesse) Heraldry a horizontal stripe across the middle of a shield. Phrases and idioms: fess point a point at the centre of a shield. in fess arranged horizontally. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L fascia band …   Useful english dictionary

  • fess — I. noun also fesse Etymology: Middle English fesse, from Anglo French faisse band, from Latin fascia more at fascia Date: 15th century 1. a broad horizontal bar across the middle of a heraldic field 2. the center point of an armorial escutcheon… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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