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Meaning of SCUTCHEON

Pronunciation:  'skuchun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
  2. [n]  a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
 

SCUTCHEON is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: escutcheon, finger plate
 
 See Also: buckler, protection, protective cover, protective covering, shield

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scutch"eon\, n. [Aphetic form of escutcheon.]
1. An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield. --Bacon.

         The corpse lay in state, with all the pomp of
         scutcheons, wax lights, black hangings, and mutes.
                                               --Macaulay.

2. A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole.
   See {Escutcheon}, 4.

 

 

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