||A line of partition, having alternate projections and depressions like a
battlement, but set obliquly.
||Of a creature, reared up to fight.
||A line of partition, having alternating pointed projections and depressions
with wavy edges.
||Of a lead or chain on a creature, bent over the back and down to the ground.
||Of a creature or human, looking backwards, over the shoulder.
||Of two creatures or humans, looking at each other.
||Of a weapon or tool, upside down, with the point downwards,
||Used of birds when rising, but not for beasts or monsters (see issuant).
||Broken, of an ordinary or sub-ordinary.
|Rose en soleil
||An Heraldic rose charged upon a sun in splendour.
||A circle, of various colours, each having its own name.
||The star-shaped object on the end of a spur.
||A full-grown red deer stag, synonymous with 'hart'.
||A diamond-shaped figure with a hole in the middle, see mascule and lozenge.
||Of the Heraldic tinctures, the colour black.
||A charge representing sagittary, often with a drawn bow.
||A human monster, having the body of a lion joined to the torso of a man.
||A mythical creature, lizard-like and supposed to be able to endure fire.
||Of a creature, leaping.
||An ordinary, two crossed strips across the shield, diagonally,('per saltire',
the field divided in four parts, diagonally; 'in saltire' of charges set upon
the shield in the plane of a saltire).
||Of the tinctures of Heraldry one of the stains, dark blood-red.
||A tool with an Heraldic device carved upon it, used to make an impression in
wax, as a sign of authenticity; the was impression itself.
||A curved, broad-bladed sword with a notch cut in the back.
||An Heraldic crown.
||Of a flower, denoting the colour of the centre of the flower; also of a pod,
where the seeds show.
||Of a griffin, as rampant is of a lion reared up to fight.
||Of a beast, sitting upright facing dexter.
||Covered all over with small charges.
|Semee de lis
||Covered all over with fleur de lis.
||The first order of the angelic host.
||A Y-shaped charge, similar to a pall which does not reach to the edge of a
||The three-leafed plant emblematic of Ireland; as a charge, shown slipped, with
||A bundle of arrows, reeds, spears, synonymous with garb.
||The main defensive item of a man fighting on foot or horseback, used to ward
off offensive blows. Nowadays the main item on which to display armorial
||Left, considered from the point of view of the person bearing the shield, thus
standing behind it.
||Of the tinctures of Heraldry, the colour green in French usage.
||Of a plant or flower, with a stem.
||Of a winged creature, facing the front and flying with both wings outstretched.
||A mythical beast, usually represented as having the head of a woman and the
(winged) body of a lion.
||A star-shaped spike placed on a spur, synonymous in Heraldry with a pierced
||Colours of the tinctures of Heraldry that are not primary colours.
||Some of the orders of knighthood have their own chapels, in which members of
the order display their armorial banners, each over his own seat, or stall.
Past and deceased occupiers of a stall, whose banners have been taken down,
have a metal, enamelled plate of their Achievement affixed to the stall.
||Of a creature, simply standing, facing the dexter.
||A long flat flag with a partly-coloured fringe, now displaying the arms, crest,
motto and livery colours of the bearer.
||In Heraldry represented as a figure with six wavy arms, called an Estoil; with
five points it is called a mollet.
||Any one of a group of the smaller, less frequently used, geometric shapes found
||A cloud with the sun's rays issuant.
|Sun in splendour
||The sun, issuing rays.
||Any creature holding up a shield or helm, most commonly in pairs.
||A loose smock, without sleeves, on which armorial bearings are sometimes
||A large hunting dog with drooping ears, the model for representations of a
hunting dog in Heraldry.
||A shield, so named because it was at the shield that knights aimed their
assaults during a tournament; usually of a small ceremonial sort, carried at a
funeral, often abbreviated to 'targ'.
||A cross in the shape of a 'T', from that letter in the Greek alphabet; known as
a St. Anthony's Cross.
||Of the tinctures of Heraldry, one of the stains, tawny orange.
||A monster resembling a wolf with cloven hooves.
||A winged column with flames at either end and stylized lightning crossing
behind the centre of the column in saltire.
||Usually refers, in Heraldry, to the papal headpiece of three crowns.
||In Heraldry the term for all the colours employed.
||Special spear used in tournaments.
||A prone statue of the deceased placed upon his tomb.
||A twist of material covering the joint between crest and helm, synonymous with
||A red roundle representing a cake of bread.
||A stylized leaf resembling a three-leaved clover. It is termed a trefoil
slipped if it has a stalk.
||A narrow band placed on a shield, following its shape, but not touching the
edge; usually found as a double tressure of two such bands; the two bands of a
double tressure being a little wider than the one band of an orle.
||Pierced by a weapon.
||A shorthand way of noting down a blazon.
||Of a creature, having one head and three bodies.
||A castle or tower with three smaller towers on top.
||Of deer, trotting or walking accross the shield to the dexter, with one paw
||Of creatures, having tufts of hair on their knees, elbows, flanks, shoulders or
||An Heraldic rose, composed of a white rose charged upon a red rose, reversed,
if placed upon a red field, occasionally found quartered and counter-charged,
plain quartered or parted per pale.
||An Heraldic creature, bearing little resemblance to a real tiger.
||Of a line of partition, wavy.
||Of the hoofs of a creature, in a separate specified colour.
||Fabulous horse monster with horn.
||Of a line of partition, pointing, having points.
||Of a fish, swimming down to the bottom of the shield.
||Of the tinctures in Heraldry, one of the furs, (blue and white).
||Of a field of the vair type, but of specified tincture.
||An Heraldic crown; (from the Roman tradition of bestowing a crown on the first
to mount an enemy's rampart).
||Of an arm, protected by armour.
||Of the tinctures of Heraldry, one of the colours, green.
||The opening front of a helmet.
||Of a charge, appearing in outline only.
||Of a bird, flying across the shield with wings expanded.
||Wounded and bleeding.
||Of a cock or other fowl, with skin hanging from the chin.
||Of lines of partition.
||A wild man of the woods, used as a charge and sometimes a supporter.
||Of a sub-ordinary, depicted as if made like a wreath, with twists of cloth of
||A mythical beast, being a winged dragon with two eagle-like feet and a barbed,
||An Heraldic beast with horns and tusks.