Complete Definition of "fess"

English

Etymology
Old French fesse, an alteration of faisse from Latin fascia.

Pronunciation
IPA|/fÉs/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-És|-És

Noun
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  1. In heraldry a horizontal band across the middle of the shield.

#:*1892: Lord Robert Walsingham de Vere St. Simon, second son of the Duke of BalmoralâHum! Arms: Azure, three caltrops in chief over a fess sable. â Arthur Conan Doyle, âThe Adventure of the Noble Bachelorâ (Norton 2005 p.294)

Category:Heraldic charges

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