"Or, a double tressure, gules. The tressure is a border at some distance from the edge of the field, half the breadth of an orle: the tressure may be double or treble." -Hall, 1862

Tressure Ordinary

"Or, a double tressure, gules. The tressure is a border at some distance from the edge of the field,…

"Argent, a double tressure, flory and counter-flory, gules. Tressures are generally ornamented, or borne flory or counter flory as in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Double Tressure

"Argent, a double tressure, flory and counter-flory, gules. Tressures are generally ornamented, or borne…

"DOUBLE TRESSURE. Two Tressures, or orles, one within the other." -Hall, 1862

Double Tressure

"DOUBLE TRESSURE. Two Tressures, or orles, one within the other." -Hall, 1862

"Vert, two triangles braced, argent. BRACED. Two figures of the same form, interlacing each other." -Hall, 1862

Triangles Braced

"Vert, two triangles braced, argent. BRACED. Two figures of the same form, interlacing each other."…

A simple pointed triangle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Pointed Triangular Shield

A simple pointed triangle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

The heraldic shield used to represent the Holy Trinity.

Symbol of the Holy Trinity

The heraldic shield used to represent the Holy Trinity.

Trussel bore Silver fretty gules, the joints bezanty.

Trussel

Trussel bore Silver fretty gules, the joints bezanty.

The heraldic badge of Arthur Tudor, the son of King Henry VII of England.

Badge of Arthur Tudor

The heraldic badge of Arthur Tudor, the son of King Henry VII of England.

"Shield and supporters of Jaspar Tudor, K.G., Earl of Pembroke in 1452 and in 1485 Duke of Bedford; second son of Queen Catherine and Owen Tudor."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Jaspar Tudor

"Shield and supporters of Jaspar Tudor, K.G., Earl of Pembroke in 1452 and in 1485 Duke of Bedford;…

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form of the sultan's turban at that period." -Hall, 1862

Turband

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form…

"TURRETED. A wall or castle having small turrets. In the annexed example the square tower has circular turrets at the angles, and is therefore said to be turreted." -Hall, 1862

Turreted

"TURRETED. A wall or castle having small turrets. In the annexed example the square tower has circular…

Twenge bore Silver a fesse gules between three popinjays (or parrots) vert

Twenge

Twenge bore Silver a fesse gules between three popinjays (or parrots) vert

"Azure, three unicorns' heads proper, erased, horned or. HORNED. This term is used to denote that the horn of a unicorn is of a different tincture from his body." -Hall, 1862

Unicorns Horned

"Azure, three unicorns' heads proper, erased, horned or. HORNED. This term is used to denote that the…

Nicholas Upton, the 15th-century writer on armory, bore Silver a saltire sable with the ends couped and five golden rings thereon.

Upton

Nicholas Upton, the 15th-century writer on armory, bore Silver a saltire sable with the ends couped…

Vair is one of the furs in heraldry composed of several silver and blue pieces representing little shields.

Vair

Vair is one of the furs in heraldry composed of several silver and blue pieces representing little shields.

"The Crown Vallary is a circlet of gold, with palisades fixed to the rim and rising above it."—Aveling, 1891

Crown Vallary

"The Crown Vallary is a circlet of gold, with palisades fixed to the rim and rising above it."—Aveling,…

"Argent, three dexter arms, vambraced, couped. VAMBRACED. Armour for the arms." -Hall, 1862

Vambraced

"Argent, three dexter arms, vambraced, couped. VAMBRACED. Armour for the arms." -Hall, 1862

Vampage bore azure an eagle silver within a flowered tressure silver.

Vampage

Vampage bore azure an eagle silver within a flowered tressure silver.

The heraldic seal of Mauger le Vavassour.

Seal of Vavassour

The heraldic seal of Mauger le Vavassour.

"Vert, a bordure argent, verdoy, of trefoils. VERDOY. A bordure charged with eight leaves." -Hall, 1862

Verdoy

"Vert, a bordure argent, verdoy, of trefoils. VERDOY. A bordure charged with eight leaves." -Hall, 1862

The heraldic shield of Robert de Vere, close advisor of King Richard II of England.

Shield of Robert de Vere

The heraldic shield of Robert de Vere, close advisor of King Richard II of England.

The heraldic shield of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Shield of Queen Victoria

The heraldic shield of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Vincent bore Azure three quarterfoils silver.

Vincent

Vincent bore Azure three quarterfoils silver.

"Gules, a bend sinister, voided, argent. VOIDED. A term applied when any part of an ordinary is left open to the field." -Hall, 1862

Voided

"Gules, a bend sinister, voided, argent. VOIDED. A term applied when any part of an ordinary is left…

Voided, in heraldry, a term applied to a charge or ordinary pierced through, or having the inner part cut away, so that the field appears, and nothing remains of the charge except its outer edges.

Voided Cross

Voided, in heraldry, a term applied to a charge or ordinary pierced through, or having the inner part…

"Azure, a voider, argent. In the voider the lines are still wider apart; this ordinary occupies nearly the whole of the field: it may be charged." -Hall, 1862

Voider Ordinary

"Azure, a voider, argent. In the voider the lines are still wider apart; this ordinary occupies nearly…

Wake bore Gold two bars gules with three roundels gules in chief.

Wake

Wake bore Gold two bars gules with three roundels gules in chief.

Wallop bore Silver a bend wavy sable.

Wallop

Wallop bore Silver a bend wavy sable.

Warenne bore Checky gold and azure

Warenne

Warenne bore Checky gold and azure

John La Warr Gules crusily silver with a silver lion.

La Warr

John La Warr Gules crusily silver with a silver lion.

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes on the flag of the United States.

Washington Family Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes…

The coat of arms of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.

Arms of Duke of Wellington

The coat of arms of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.

"The male figure is that of Sir John de Weston, of Weston-Lizars, in Staffordshire, and Isabel his wife, whose paternal name was Bromley. In three quarterfoils beneath the figures are shields: the first contains the arms of Weston, sable, and eagle displayed or, with a lable argent, fretty gules; the centre shield is argent, fretty gules; that under the lady is formed entirely of the colours of her arms disposed quarterly, and parted horizontally, or fessways, by the line dancette." -Hall, 1862

Weston Coat of Arms

"The male figure is that of Sir John de Weston, of Weston-Lizars, in Staffordshire, and Isabel his wife,…

The heraldic badge of Abbot John de Wheathamstede. This badge has a rebus, or a visual pun representing his surname.

Badge of Abbot John de Wheathamstede

The heraldic badge of Abbot John de Wheathamstede. This badge has a rebus, or a visual pun representing…

Whitegrave of Staffordshire Nine pieces of Azure and of Stafford's arms which are gold with cheveron gules.

Whitegrave

Whitegrave of Staffordshire Nine pieces of Azure and of Stafford's arms which are gold with cheveron…

Willoughby bore Gulles a mill-rind cross silver

Willoughby

Willoughby bore Gulles a mill-rind cross silver

"WINGS ERECT. Wings are called erect when their long feathers point upwards." -Hall, 1862

Wings Erect

"WINGS ERECT. Wings are called erect when their long feathers point upwards." -Hall, 1862

"WINGS INVERTED. When the feathers point downwards." -Hall, 1862

Wings Inverted

"WINGS INVERTED. When the feathers point downwards." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall, 1862

Wivern

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall,…

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of the helmet for the crest to rest upon." -Hall, 1862

Round Wreath

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of…

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of the helmet for the crest to rest upon. In Heraldry it is usually drawn straight." -Hall, 1862

Straight Wreath

"WREATH. A chaplet of two different-coloured silks wound round each other, and placed on the top of…

A wyvern is a type of dragon used in heraldry that has only two legs like those of an eagle.

Wyvern

A wyvern is a type of dragon used in heraldry that has only two legs like those of an eagle.

Wyville bore Gules fretty vair with a chief gold.

Wyville

Wyville bore Gules fretty vair with a chief gold.

Zouche bore Gules bezantry with a quarter ermine

Zouche

Zouche bore Gules bezantry with a quarter ermine