caboshed

caboshed

[kuh-bosht] .
adjective Heraldry.
(of an animal, as a deer) shown facing forward without a neck: a stag's head caboshed.
Also, cabossed [kuh-bost] , caboched, caboché.


Origin:
1565–75; variant of caboched, past participle of Middle English caboche to behead (a deer) < Anglo-French cabocher, derivative of caboche head; see cabbage1

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