Scutch"eon (?), n. [Aphetic form of escutcheon.]

1.

An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.

Bacon.

The corpse lay in state, with all the pomp of scutcheons, wax lights, black hangings, and mutes. Macaulay.

2.

A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole. See Escutcheon, 4.

 

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