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Meaning of COUCH'E

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cou`ch['e]"\ (k??`sh?"), a. [F., p. p. of coucher. See
{Couch}, v. t. ] (Her.)
   (a) Not erect; inclined; -- said of anything that is
       usually erect, as an escutcheon.
   (b) Lying on its side; thus, a chevron couch['e] is one
       which emerges from one side of the escutcheon and has
       its apex on the opposite side, or at the fess point.

 

 

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