Word to the Wise: escutcheon

escutcheon (noun) ā€“ shield or plate in the shape of a shield with a coat of arms (= symbol of a country, state, city, noble family, etc.)

Coat of arms of the Duke of Waltham: I have no idea who he was. Let’s google him!

Here are some examples of how you can use escutcheon:

The door of the town hall bore an escutcheon showing the coat of arms of the city.
The official symbol of the city was two lions on a gold escutcheon with the text: Peace and Justice.

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