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Noun: escutcheon  e'skú-chun
  1. A flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
    - finger plate, scutcheon
  2. (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
  3. A shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
    - scutcheon

Derived forms: escutcheons

Type of: buckler, plate, protection, protective cover, protective covering, shield

Part of: after part, poop, quarter, stern, tail

Encyclopedia: Escutcheon