follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

orle

[awrl] /ɔrl/
noun
1.
Heraldry.
  1. a charge in the form of a narrow band following the form of the escutcheon within the edge, so that the extreme outer edge of the escutcheon is of the field tincture.
  2. an arrangement in orle of small charges:
    azure, an orle of bezants.
2.
Armor. a thick roll of cloth or leather on a helmet forming a base for an ornamental crest.
3.
Also called orlet, O01/O0161800 awr-ley, ɔrˈleɪorlo. Architecture.
  1. a border, as one formed by a fillet.
  2. a fillet at the upper end of the shaft of a column.
    Compare cincture (def 3).
  3. a fillet between two flutes of a column.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Middle French: border, edge < Vulgar Latin *ōrulus, diminutive of Latin ōra border
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for orle
  • Then the dry orle an gas is piped back to the gas lift lease for compression and injection.
British Dictionary definitions for orle

orle

/ɔːl/
noun
1.
(heraldry) a border around a shield
Word Origin
C16: from French, from ourler to hem
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for orle

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for orle

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for orle