Her. A *charge in the form of a lozenge whose centre was empty or 'voided', showing the field behind.

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  • Mascle — Mas cle (m[a^]s k l), n. [OF. mascle, F. macle, L. macula spot, mesh of a net, LL. macula, macla, mascla a scale of a coat of mail. See {Mail} armor.] (Her.) A lozenge voided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mascle — adj. et m. virile ; masculine ; mâle > Un bèu mascle : un bel homme ; construct. ancre, pièce de fer servant à renforcer une muraille …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • Mascle — Mascle, Mascla Nom catalan ou occitan. Du latin masculus (= mâle), il semble s agir d un surnom pour un homme vigoureux, mais on peut aussi avoir affaire à un prénom médiéval (c est le cas pour l équivalent Maschio en Italie). A noter cependant… …   Noms de famille

  • mascle — /mas keuhl/, n. Heraldry. a lozenge represented as having a lozenge shaped hole at the center. [1300 50; ME, deriv. of mask (now dial.), var. of MESH; see LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mascle — noun /ˈmæskəl/ A lozenge with a smaller lozenge shaped hole in the centre …   Wiktionary

  • mascle — mas|cle Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • mascle — [ mα:sk(ə)l] noun Heraldry a lozenge voided, i.e. with a central lozenge shaped aperture. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr., from Anglo Latin mascula mesh …   English new terms dictionary

  • mascle — mas·cle …   English syllables

  • mascle —   n. diamond shaped scale or plate; Heraldry, lozenge with lozenge shaped opening in centre.    ♦ mascled, a. covered with mascles …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • mascle — n. Heraldry a lozenge voided, with a central lozenge shaped aperture. Etymology: ME f. AF f. AL ma(s)cula f. L MACULA …   Useful english dictionary

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