Scutch"eon (?), n. [Aphetic form of escutcheon.]
An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.
The corpse lay in state, with all the pomp of scutcheons, wax lights, black hangings, and mutes.
A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole. See Escutcheon, 4.
© Webster 1913.