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mascle

[mas-kuh l] /ˈmæs kəl/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
a lozenge represented as having a lozenge-shaped hole at the center.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, derivative of mask (now dial.), variant of mesh; see -le
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British Dictionary definitions for mascle

mascle

/ˈmɑːskəl/
noun
1.
(heraldry) a charge consisting of a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle Also called voided lozenge
Word Origin
C14: from Old French macle, perhaps from Latin macula spot
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