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Fess

Fess

WordNet



noun


(1)   (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
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Etymology 2


From , an alteration of , from

Noun



  1. A horizontal band across the middle of the shield.
    • 1892: Lord Robert Walsingham de Vere St. Simon, second son of the Duke of Balmoral—Hum! Arms: Azure, three caltrops in chief over a fess sable. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’ (Norton 2005 p.294)