Definition of Tressure

1. n. A kind of border similar to the orle, but of only half the breadth of the latter.

Definition of Tressure

1. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A narrow border near the edge of a shield or banner, a pair being described as a double tressure. ¹

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Definition of Tressure

1. a type of heraldic design [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tressure

tressure (current term)
trestle bed
trestle beds
trestle board
trestle boards
trestle bridge
trestle table
trestle tree

Literary usage of Tressure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"CRESCENTS Or, three crescents within a double tressure flory counter-flory gu. (ist and 4th quarters), all within a bordure gu. SETON OF ABERCORN. ..."

2. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Or a lion rump, couped in all the joints within a double tressure flory ... Or a lion ramp. sa. armed and langued gu. within * double tressure flory ..."

3. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1908)
"1 36, and it is produced from them in the manner following : — From one such single tressure, as No. 136, all the alternate heads and stalks of the fleurs ..."

4. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"The tressure is held in great honor in Scottish heraldry. Trestles. A trestle is composed of a cap about 15 feet by 9 inches by 9 inches, of four legs, ..."

5. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"tressure, however, was borne by the CAMP- BELLS, or the Earls of MAR, ... The Royal tressure also occurs on the seal of WILLIAM LIVINGSTON as early as 1357 ..."

6. Decorative Heraldry: A Practical Handbook of Its Artistic Treatment by George William Eve (1908)
"TA THE tressure. Fimbriation is an edging which is sometimes applied to ordinaries for the purpose of separating colour from colour, or metal from metal. ..."

7. The Scottish Antiquary, Or, Northern Notes & Queries edited by Arthur Washington Cornelius Hallen, John Horne Stevenson (1894)
"82).—Undoubtedly there must have been some reason for the enactment of Feb. 20, 147^, but the great seals of Scotland bear the double tressure flory ..."

8. The Numismatic Circularby Spink & Son by Spink & Son (1908)
"tressure of 'seven' 58442 — Perth. Trefoil pointed tressure of eight arches. ... Crowned bust facing within tressure of nine arches; pellet to left of crown ..."

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