Quatrefoil meaning

kătər-foil, kătrə-
A representation of a flower with four petals or a leaf with four leaflets, especially in heraldry.
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(architecture) Tracery or an ornament with four foils or lobes.
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A flower with four petals or a leaf with four leaflets.
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(archit.) A circular design made up of four converging arcs.
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(architecture) A symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially-overlapping circles of the same diameter.
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(heraldry) A stylized flower or leaf with four lobes.
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Origin of quatrefoil

  • Middle English quaterfoile Old French quatre four quatrain Old French foil leaf foil2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition