Origin of scutcheonMiddle English scochoun, aphetic for escutcheon
- An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield .
- The corpse lay in state, with all the pomp of scutcheons, wax lights, black hangings, and mutes. "” Macaulay.
- 1935, Francis Beeding, chapter 10/6, The Norwich Victims:
- The Attorney-General, however, had used this episode, which Martin in retrospect had felt to be a blot on the scutcheon, merely to emphasise the intelligence and resource of the prisoner.
- A small plate of metal, such as the shield around a keyhole.
Aphetic form of escutcheon.