Ermine Point

Ermine Point

The Ermine Point or Ermine Spot is heraldic element which is repeated in the fur “Ermine”.

Adumbration

Adumbration

The term adumbration means literally to shadow and is a term used to denote a charge which is shown either only in outline or by a slight darkening of the tincture of the field.

Anchor

Anchor

Anchor, (fr. ancre): this is frequently used as a charge, or crest, emblematical of hope, or of naval service. In old examples it is not unfrequently ringed at the point as well as at the head.

Abbisme

(fr.) In the middle fess point. Also called “Abyss” by some English armorists.  Can be seen at E in the accompanying illustration. From A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry: Newly Annotated and Illustrated by Gough, Parker & Kay.  Published by the Unutterable...
Arch

Arch

An architectural Arch used as a charge in heraldry. Usually shown as a castle’s Arch, but the Bridge Arch also appears, but will be blazoned as such.