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escutcheon

es·cutch·eon

escutcheon

pronunciation:
ih skuh chihn
phrases:
blot on one's escutcheon
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shield or shield-shaped surface on which a coat of arms is shown.
similar words:
shield
definition 2: a decorative or protective plate around a door handle, keyhole, light switch, or the like.
definition 3: a plate on the stern of a vessel which shows its name.
phrase: blot on one's escutcheon
derivation: escutcheoned (adj.)