adjective Date: 15th century bent like a bow ; arched

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  • Embowed — is a term in heraldry and architecture which means * curved like a bow (when applied to fish, animals or heraldic charges) * bent (when applied to the human arm or leg), or * having an arch or arches .ExamplesThe heraldic examples illustrated… …   Wikipedia

  • embowed — ōd adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of embowen : bent like a bow: as a. : arched, vaulted an embowed ceiling …   Useful english dictionary

  • embowed — /em bohd /, adj. bent; vaulted; arched. [1475 85; EMBOW + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Embowed — [flected] Her. Bent, e.g. a man s arm, often used also of dolphins …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • embowed — p. a. Bent, curved, arched, bowed, arcuated, arcuate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • embowed — em·bowed …   English syllables

  • embowed — em•bowed [[t]ɛmˈboʊd[/t]] adj. archit. cvb bent; arched • Etymology: 1475–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • High-embowed — High em*bowed , a. Having lofty arches. The high embowed roof. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counter-embowed — Her.: see counter 14 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Variations of ordinaries — In heraldry, in addition to the variations of the line that can be applied to both ordinaries and the field, there are some variations of ordinaries that can only be applied to them. The arms of Champagne show cotices potented and counter… …   Wikipedia

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