Definition of accollé in English:

accollé

adjective

Heraldry
  • Of two or more shields or other armorial bearings: displayed side by side, sometimes leaning towards each other and with the sides overlapping.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From French accollé, past participle of accoller, in specific senses ‘to be around someone's neck’, ‘to put (something) around someone's neck’, (in past participle) ‘placed side by side and touching’.

Pronunciation:

accollé

/ˌakəˈleɪ//ˈakəleɪ/