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Compare French côté side, Latin costa rib.


cottise (plural cottises)

  1. (heraldry) A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or one quarter the area of the bend.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When a single cottise is used alone it is often called a cost.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cottise in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)