1. (n.) Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.

2. (n.) The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.

3. (n.) Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.

4. (n.) The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.

5. (n.) The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.

achievement alerion animal charge annulet argent armorial bearings armory art of war azure bandeau bar bar sinister baton bearings bend bend sinister billet blazon blazonry bordure broad arrow cadency mark canton chaplet charge chevron chief chivalry coat of arms cockatrice coronet crescent crest cross cross moline crown device difference differencing eagle ermine ermines erminites erminois escutcheon falcon fess fess point field file flanch fleur-de-lis fret fur fusil garland generalship griffin gules gyron hatchment helmet heraldic device honor point impalement impaling inescutcheon knighthood label lion lozenge mantling marshaling martlet mascle metal motto mullet nombril point octofoil or ordinary orle pale paly pean pheon purpure quarter quartering rose sable saltire scutcheon shield spread eagle subordinary tenne tincture torse tressure unicorn vair vert war wreath yale


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