Sept. 22 - Sept. 28, 2008

escutcheon

n.

1 a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms. 2 the protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, tap, etc. 3 the middle part of a ship's stern where the name is placed. escutcheoned adj.

[Anglo-French and Old Northern French escuchon, ultimately from Latin scutum shield]

Source: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
 

Back to WOW archives