[ UK /ɛskˈʌtʃən/ ]
- a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
- a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
- (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
How To Use escutcheon In A Sentence
- Is the handle a chrome lever or a reproduction brass handle with a hand-engraved escutcheon?
- In the place where the breach was opened by his cannon he ordered the placing of a marble panel bearing his arms; and there it is to be seen to this day: Dexter, the sable bars of the House of Lenzol; Sinister, the Borgia bull in chief, and the lilies of France; and, superimposed, an inescutcheon bearing the Pontifical arms. The Life of Cesare Borgia
- Above the doorway of the old hall was a carved escutcheon with a lion rampant, the Arms of the De Lacys.
- The dexter coat is dimidiated, with half of the inescutcheon and three and two halves of the cross crosslets visible.
- Round the "autel des anges," richest of them all, is a row of eighteen niches, filled in with the figures of angels, holding alternately phylacteries and escutcheons; round the top is a cornice of thistle-leaves — on the cut stalk of one hangs a dew-drop perfect to nature. Brittany & Its Byways
- Six garlands hang from the west gallery on heart-shaped escutcheons and five bear the initials of the deceased and the date of his or her death.
- This man Otis is the one blot on the banner of southern California; he is the bar sinister on your escutcheon.
- He gave the monumental facades along K Street and 15th Street elaborately detailed copper window architraves, stringcourses, cornices, and escutcheons.
- In the centre are the arms and crest of Shakespeare, and on an escutcheon of pretence three stags 'heads caboshed. Shakespeare's Family
- Over the solemn portals are ancient mystic escutcheons — vast shields of princes and cardinals, such as The Newcomes