un accosted


[uh-kaw-stid, uh-kos-tid]
adjective Heraldry.
(of animals) represented as side by side: two dolphins accosted.

1600–10; accost + -ed2

unaccosted, adjective
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Word Origin & History

1570s, from M.Fr. accoster "move up to" (16c.), from L.L. accostare "come up to the side," from L. ad- "to" + costa "rib, side" (see coast). The original notion is of fleets of warships attacking an enemy's coast.
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