escutcheon escutcheon

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
  2. (n) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
  3. (n) a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms

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Usage(s):

  1. It was high time to give the Vice President his due, Nixon told his aides, who promptly got busy polishing up the Agnew escutcheon.
  2. Since 1905 a foul blot has stained the national checker escutcheon.
  3. A federal grand jury sitting in Washington finally got around to the man who added the mink coat couchant to the escutcheon of the Truman Administration.
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