coat of arms

coat of arms
Etymology: Middle English cote of armes, translation of Middle French cote d'armes Date: 14th century 1. a tabard or surcoat embroidered with armorial bearings 2. a. heraldic bearings (as of a person) usually depicted on an escutcheon often with accompanying adjuncts (as a crest, motto, and supporters) b. a similar symbolic emblem

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  • coat of arms — mid 14c., originally a tunic embroidered with heraldic arms (worn over armor, etc); see ARM (Cf. arm) (n.2) and Cf. O.Fr. cote a armer. Sense transferred to the heraldic arms themselves by 1560s. Hence TURNCOAT (Cf. turncoat), one who put his… …   Etymology dictionary

  • coat of arms — n. pl. coats of arms [transl. of Fr cotte d armes, light garment worn over armor, generally blazoned with heraldic arms] a group of emblems and figures (heraldic bearings) usually arranged on and around a shield and serving as the special… …   English World dictionary

  • coat of arms — plural coats of arms n a set of pictures or patterns painted on a ↑shield and used as the special sign of a family, town, university etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coat of arms — coat′ of arms′ n. 1) her a surcoat or tabard embroidered with heraldic devices, worn by medieval knights over their armor 2) her a full display of the armorial bearings of a person, family, or corporation, usu. on an escutcheon • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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