entrail (entrails, present participle entrailing; past and past participle entrailed)

  1. (archaic) To interweave or bind.
    • 1598, William Cecil, letter to his son, reprinted in Annals of the reformation and establishment of religion, 1824, by John Strype, page 479,
      Trust not any with thy life, credit, or estate: for it is mere folly for a man to entrail himself to his friend; as though, occasion being offered, he shall not dare to become his enemy.
  2. (heraldry) To outline in black.
    A cross entrailed.
    • 1847, Henry Gough, John Henry Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in British Heraldry: With a Chronological Table ..., Oxford, Page 124,
      "Entrailed: outlined, always with black lines. See Adumbration, and Cross entrailed."
    • 1775, Hugh Clark, Thomas Wormull, An Introduction to Heraldry: Containing the Origin and Use of Arms; Rules ..., H. Washbourne, Page 122,
      "Entrailed, a Cross, P.7, n.20, Lee says, the colour need not be named, for it is always sable."

entrail (plural entrails)

  1. (usually used in the plural) singular of entrails#English|entrails; an internal organ of an animal.
  2. (archaic) Entanglement; fold.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: вну́тренности

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