escutcheon meaning

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  • Noun: escutcheon  e'skúchun
    1. A flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
      - finger plate, scutcheon 
    2. (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed 
    3. A shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
      - scutcheon

    Derived forms: escutcheons

    Type of: buckler, plate, protection, protective cover, protective covering, shield

    Part of: after part, poop, quarter, stern, tail

    Encyclopedia: Escutcheon

  • [Architecture]

    A protective plate surrounding the keyhole of a door, a light switch, etc.; also called a scutcheon.


    A flange on a pipe, used to cover a hole in a floor through which the pipe passes.


    A protective or ornamental cover at the termination of a post, picket, or rail against a tread, floor, or wall.

    key plate, escutcheon, 1

  • [Electronics]
    A usually decorative plate that frames an opening or covers a panel in a piece of equipment (e.g., the escutcheon of a radio tuning dial).

  • [Medicine]
    n : the configuration of adult pubic hair


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  1. that foolish deed of his will remain a blot on his escutcheon.
  2. soldiers in ancient time used escutcheon to fight
  3. a wide vertical band in the center of an escutcheon
  4. a blot on one's escutcheon
  5. hardware for furniture; terms for furniture fittings; handles, knobs, escutcheons, escutcheon insets

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