Heraldry. a narrower diminutive of the orle, usually ornamented with fleurs-de-lis at the edges and often doubled.
Numismatics. an ornamental border enclosing the type on a coin or medal.
Origin: 1275–1325; late Middle English Related forms
< Middle French,
equivalent to tress
) to braid, plait (derivative of tresse tress
) + -ure -ure
; replacing Middle English tressour
< Middle French tresseor, tressoir