mascle

mascle

[mas-kuhl]
noun Heraldry.
a lozenge represented as having a lozenge-shaped hole at the center.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English, derivative of mask (now dial.), variant of mesh; see -le

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mascle (ˈmɑːskəl)
 
n
heraldry Also called: voided lozenge a charge consisting of a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle
 
[C14: from Old French macle, perhaps from Latin macula spot]

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