Escutcheon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈskʌtʃn|  American pronunciation of the word escutcheon
Brit.  |ɪˈskʌtʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word escutcheon

noun

- a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers (syn: scutcheon)
- (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
- a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms (syn: scutcheon)

Word forms

noun
singular: escutcheon
plural: escutcheons
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