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.

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...
Ajoure

Ajoure

A style of metal work where the piece is pierced allowing for a variety of artistic effects. The term has made its way into a small number of coats of arms to describe when an ordinary or charge has a portion cutout or transparent in order for the background to show...
Accosted

Accosted

In the blazon of coats of arms when a charge or ordinary has another set of charges on both sides it is said that the primary charge is accosted by the secondary charges.  This term is very much like the terms Accompanied and Between which are both much more commonly...