paly definition

  • adjective:
    • Archaic Pale.
    • Heraldry divided in to several equal parts by perpendicular outlines. Used of a field.
    • vertically striped
    • Pale; desiring shade; dim.
    • Divided into four or even more equal components by perpendicular lines, and of two different tinctures disposed alternately.
  • others:
    • In heraldry, divided in to four or more equal components by perpendicular lines: as, paly of six argent and gules.
    • Pale; wanting color.
  • noun:
    • identical to pale, 1.
    • A roll of bran such is directed at hounds.

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