English version

coat of arms

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoat of armsˌcoat of ˈarms noun (plural coats of arms) [countable] 🔊 🔊 HIGH POSITION OR RANKa set of pictures or patterns painted on a shield and used as the special sign of a family, town, university etc
Examples from the Corpus
coat of armsThe fleurs-de-lys of the Cantilupe coat of arms were incorporated into Peter's seal.There was no question however of laying it aside, of shedding his image, his crest, his coat of arms.He was born in Kent, to a Durham family which possessed its own coat of arms.The royal coat of arms on the Daimler station bus.Note the coat of arms over the door and the fine plasterwork - with the date 1659 - over the fireplace.
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