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English definition of “coat of arms”

coat of arms

noun [C]     (plural coats of arms)
a design, usually in the shape of a shield (= with straight sides and a rounded or pointed lower edge) which is the symbol of a family, university, city, or company: His gold signet ring bears a star, taken from his family's coat of arms.
(Definition of coat of arms noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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