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noun 
  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 Balmoral"Hum! Arms: Azure, three caltrops in chief over a sable. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" (Norton 2005 p.294)
Etymology: Old French fesse, an alteration of faisse from Latin fascia.


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