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coat of armsnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkəʊt əv ˈɑːmz/  us   /ˌkoʊt əv ˈɑːmz/ (plural coats of arms)
a ​specialshield or shield-shaped ​pattern that is the ​sign of a ​family, ​university, or ​city
(Definition of coat of arms from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coat of armsnoun [C]

uk   us   (plural coats of arms)
a ​design, usually in the ​shape of a shield (= with ​straightsides and a rounded or ​pointedloweredge) which is the ​symbol of a family, university, city, or ​company: His ​gold signet ​ringbears a ​star, taken from his family's coat of ​arms.
(Definition of coat of arms from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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