Definition of barry in English:

barry

adjective

Heraldry
  • Divided into typically four, six, or eight equal horizontal bars of alternating tinctures.

    ‘barry of six, argent and azure’
    • ‘In English heraldry, we find examples of a lion passant on the upper trait of a barry field.’
    • ‘More rarely, a barry field can be of two colours or two metals.’
    • ‘The barry field and ermine lion are from the heraldry of the Cecils, and Hatfield has been the seat of this branch of the family ever since.’

Origin

Late 15th century: from French barré ‘barred, striped’, past participle of barrer.

Pronunciation

barry

/ˈbɑːri/