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engrailed

[en-greyld] /ɛnˈgreɪld/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
having an edge of a charge consisting of a number of concave curves.
Compare invected.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English engrelede. See engrail, -ed2

engrail

[en-greyl] /ɛnˈgreɪl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to ornament the edge of with curved indentations.
2.
Minting. to make dots or curves on the cylindrical edge of (a coin, medal, etc.) so as to form a pattern.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English engrelen < Anglo-French, Middle French engresler, equivalent to en- en-1 + gresler to make slender ≪ Latin gracilis gracile; compare French grêle kind of file, derivative of grêler
Related forms
engrailment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engrailed

engrail

/ɪnˈɡreɪl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to decorate or mark (the edge of) (a coin) with small carved notches
Derived Forms
engrailment, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French engresler, from en-1 + gresle slim, from Latin gracilis slender, graceful
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