This ClipArt gallery offers 225 the ordinaries commonly used in heraldry. The ordinaries are the geometric figures that are created when the shield is divided by straight, curved, or zigzag lines.

"ESCUTCHEON. This word is sometimes used to express the whole coat of arms, sometimes only the field…

"Argent, a chevron or, between three crosslets sable, on the fess point surtout the chevron an escutcheon…

"Argent, a fess gules. FESS. An honourable ordinary occupying the third part of the shield between the…

"Argent, a fess gules, embattled grady. EMBATTLED GRADY. Where the battlements gradually rise one above…

"Argent, a fess humetty gules, between three mullets sable. HUMETTY. A term used to denote an ordinary,…

Gules, two bars, argent. The bar is formed in the same manner as the fess, but it only occupies the…

"Or, a chief, purpure, in the lower part a fillet, azure. The chief has a diminutive called a fillet;…

"Azure, a flanche, argent. The flanche is formed by two curved lines nearly touching each other in the…

"Azure, a flasque, argent. In the flasque the curved lines do not approach so near each other." -Hall,…

"Azure, a fret, argent. The fret is formed by two lines interlaced in saltier with a mascle." -Hall,…

"Gules, fretty argent. FRETTY. This word denotes a field covered with fretwork or laths interlacing…

"Gules, fretty of ten pieces, argent. Fretty is when the shield is covered with lines crossing each…

"Argent, a fusil, purpure. The fusil is narrower than the lozenge, the angles at the chief and base…

"Or, a garter vert. GARTER. One of the diminutives of the bend, being half the size." -Hall, 1862

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Barry of seven pieces, argent and azure. When the shield contains a number of bars of metal and colour…

"GYRON. A triangular figure formed by two lines from one of the angles of the shield to the centre.…

"The gyron is a triangular figure formed by drawing a line from the dexter angle of the chief of the…

"Gyronny of eight pieces, azure, argent, and gules. GYRONNY. When the field is covered with gyrons,…

"Gyronny of eight, gules and argent. GYRONNY. In heraldry, dividend into a number of triangular parts…

"Gyrony of eight pieces, argent and gules. The field is said to be gyrony when it is covered with gyrons."…

"Argent, a fess gules, impaled with argent, a bend azure. IMPALED. Two coats of arms, conjoined paleways,…

"Argent, a pale, gules, over all an inescutcheon or, a mullet sable. The inescutcheon is a small escutcheon…

A line angled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line arched or enarched for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

A line bevilled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line dancette for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line double arched for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

A line dove-tailed for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by…

A line embattled or crenelle for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are…

A line embattled grady or battled embattled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one…

A line engrailed for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by…

A line escartelle for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by…

A line indented for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line invected for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line nebule for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line nowy or franché for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are…

A line potent for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line radient for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line urdée for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

A line wavy or undé for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

"Or, a lozenge vert. LOZENGE. An angular figure, known as diamond-shaped, to distinguish it from the…

"Argent, a lozenge, vert. The lozenge is formed by four equal and parallel lines but not rectangular,…

"Argent, a mascle, vert. MASCLE. An open lozenge-shaped figure, one of the subordinate ordinaries."…

"Gules, a mascle, argent. The mascle is in the shape of a lozenge but perforated through its whole extent…