Definition of escutcheon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈskʌtʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈskʌtʃn//
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  1. 1a flat piece of metal around a keyhole, door handle, or light switch
  2. 2a shield that has a coat of arms on it
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Anglo-Norman French escuchon, based on Latin scutum ‘shield’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: escutcheon