What is escutcheon and what does escutcheon mean? Read about the definition and meaning of escutcheon


  1. Meaning of escutcheon is: a shield or a surface that looks like a shield on which a coat of arms is depicted.
  2. An ornamental or protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, drawer pull, light switch, etc.
  3. A panel on the stern of a vessel bearing its name and port of registry.

Etymology & Origin of escutcheon

First coined circa 1470, originally Latin word (scūtum - shield)

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