In heraldry, the middle section of an escutcheon. Also, an ordinary in which a horizontal band goes across the midsection of the escutcheon.
Related term(s): Heraldry; Escutcheon; Ordinary; Shield; Coat of Arms; Bend
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 468.
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