Definition of Cleche

1. Adjective. (heraldry) Charged with another bearing of the same figure, and of the colour of the field, so large that only a narrow border of the first bearing remains visible. ¹



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Definition of Cleche

1. voided [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleche

clypeal
clypeastroid
clypeate
clyped
clypei
clypeiform
clypes
clypeus
clyping
clypt
clysis
clysmian
clysmic
clyster
clysters
cléché
cm
cmavo
cmc
cmd
cmdlet
cmdlets
cme-carbodiimide
cmene
cmon
cnaemial
cnawvshawl
cnemial
cnemis
cnida

Literary usage of Cleche

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1. An Introduction to Heraldry: With Nearly One Thousand Illustrations by Hugh Clark, James Robinson Planché (1866)
"... a French term, applied to any ordinary which is so completely perforated, that its edges only are visible. cleche, A CROSS (voided and ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"... may be lifted out of the flagging, the experiment being generally tried on pavement. North. CLEAVERS. Tufts of grass. East. cleche. To snatch, or seize. ..."

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