Definition of engrailed in English:

engrailed

adjective

Heraldry
  • Having semicircular indentations along the edge.

    Compare with invected
    • ‘For the Oriel Hall coat of arms this has been changed to a gold lion rampant on a blue field within a gold engrailed border.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the potential role of the engrailed gene in segmentation has been the focus of comparative studies.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as verb engrail): from Old French engresler ‘make thin’, from en- (expressing a change of state) + gresle ‘thin’, from Latin gracilis.

Pronunciation

engrailed