Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield

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Synonyms of Fess


Alternate forms of Fess

Hypernyms: ordinary

Origin of the word Fess

  1. aphetic form of confess, attested by 1840, Amer.Eng. Related: Fessed; fesses; fessing. more

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