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vair Tweet Definition of vair Like Definition of vair on Facebook
noun 
  1. (tincture): An heraldic fur formed by a regular tesellation of blue and white bell shapes.
     
vambrace Tweet Definition of vambrace Like Definition of vambrace on Facebook
noun 
  1. The piece of armor designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.
  2. The pieces of armor protecting the arm from the shoulder to the wrist. Not in common use in this sense, most scholars preferring the narrower definition, of armor for the lower arm.
    Quotations
    • 1786: The vambraces included all the defence for the arms, from the pouldrons to the wrist.— Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 21.
     
ventail Tweet Definition of ventail Like Definition of ventail on Facebook
noun 
  1. That part of a mediaeval helmet which is intended for the admission of air.
     
vert Tweet Definition of vert Like Definition of vert on Facebook
noun 
  1. (tincture) A green colour, now only in heraldry; represented in engraving by diagonal parallel lines 45 degrees counter-clockwise.
  2. (archaic) Green undergrowth or other vegetation growing in a forest, as a potential cover for deer.
  3. (archaic) The right to fell trees or cut shrubs in a forest.
  • 1819: "I understand thee," said the King, "and the Holy Clerk shall have a grant of and venison in my woods of Warncliffe." " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
adjective 
  1. (tincture) In blazon, of the colour green.
abbreviation 
  • vertebrate
  • vertical
    1. (defn, English)
     
vexillology Tweet Definition of vexillology Like Definition of vexillology on Facebook
noun 
  1. The study of flags
     
voider Tweet Definition of voider Like Definition of voider on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who, or that which, voids, empties, vacates, or annuls.
     
volant Tweet Definition of volant Like Definition of volant on Facebook
adjective 
  1. flying
  2. capable of flight
  1. (heraldry) having extended wings as if flying
     

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