Meaning of “coat of arms” in the English Dictionary

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"coat of arms" in British English

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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

(Definition of “coat of arms” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coat of arms" in Business English

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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)