paly definition by Webster's New World
Archaic somewhat pale
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Heraldry divided into four or more vertical stripes of equal width, in alternating colors: said of the field of a shield
Origin: Late Middle English ; from Middle French palé ; from pal, pale
paly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective pal·i·er, pal·i·est Archaic
Divided into several equal parts by perpendicular lines. Used of a field.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French pale, from pal, stake; see pale1.