Meaning of escutcheon
Pronunciation: (i-skuch'un), [key]
- a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted. See illus. under
- an ornamental or protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, drawer pull, light switch, etc.
- a panel on the stern of a vessel bearing its name and port of registry.
- a stain on one's reputation; disgrace.
- escutcheon (Thesaurus)