herse definition

  • verb:
    • alternate as a type of hearse.
  • noun:
    • A kind of gate or portcullis, having iron pubs, like a harrow, studded with metal spikes. It is hung above gateways so that it could be quickly lowered, to impede the advance of an enemy.
    • See Hearse, a carriage the lifeless.
    • A funeral ceremonial.
    • An obsolete spelling of hearse in a variety of senses.
    • A framework, composed of pubs or rods, and utilized for any purpose; a grating.
    • In fortification, specifically— A portcullis.
    • A-frame armed with surges, employed for chevauxde-frise, and laid in how or in breaches, using the things up, to stop or impair the advance of an enemy.
    • In heraldry, a charge resembling a harrow, and blazoned herse or harrow indifferently.
    • A genus of sphingid moths.
    • A genus of birds.
    • A genus of crustaceans.
    • A genus of mollusks.
  • verb-transitive:
    • just like hearse, v. t.
  • others:
    • An obsolete variation of hearse.

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