Pronunciation Noun

orle (plural orles)

  1. (heraldiccharge) a bordure that runs around the outline of a shield without touching the edge
    • 1819, In his hand he bore that singular “abacus”, or staff of office, with which Templars are usually represented, having at the upper end a round plate, on which was engraved the cross of the Order, inscribed within a circle or orle, as heralds term it. — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  2. (heraldry) the wreath, or chaplet, surmounting or encircling the helmet of a knight and bearing the crest; a torse
    Synonyms: torse, wreath
  3. (architecture) a fillet under the ovolo of a capital

Proper noun
  1. A municipality in Croatia.

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