The term 'arms' is used in heraldry to designate the devices borne on shields, and includes all accompaniments, such as the crest, helmet, supporters, etc.
Related term(s): Heraldry; Arms; Dexter; Sinister; Shield; Standard
Last modified: 05.31.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 30.