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coat of armsnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkəʊt əv ˈɑːmz/ us   /ˌkoʊt əv ˈɑːmz/ plural coats of arms
a special shield or shield-shaped pattern that is the sign of a family, university, or city
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coat of armsnoun [C]

uk   us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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