Definition of orle in English:

orle

noun

Heraldry
  • 1A narrow border inset from the edge of a shield.

    • ‘Azure, three oranges slipped proper within an orle of thistles.’
    1. 1.1 A series of charges placed in orle.

Phrases

  • in orle

    • (of a series of charges) arranged around the edge of a shield.

      • ‘1 & 4 Argent, an orle within eight martlets in orle Sable, a crescent for difference.’
      • ‘Stuff like ‘argent an escutcheon gules and eight escallops azure in orle’ lumps the escutcheon and the escallops into one group.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from French ourle, from ourler ‘to hem’, based on Latin ora ‘edge’.

Pronunciation

orle

/ɔːl/