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Definition of "scutcheon" [scutch•eon]

  • An escutcheon. (noun)
  • A shield-shaped object, such as a scute. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scutcheon" in a sentence
  • "His ensign was one Mr. Justice; he also bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was a fruitless tree, with an axe lying at the root thereof."
  • "Captain Pope was captain over one band, for all these spirits are joined in one under him: his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was the stake, the flame, and the good man in it."
  • "Salvation Doubters; his were the red colours; Mr. Restless bare them, and his scutcheon was the ghastly picture of death."