Definition of paly in English:

paly

adjective

Heraldry
  • Divided into equal vertical stripes.

    ‘paly of six, argent and gules’
    • ‘Six is the usual number for barry, bendy and paly coats.’
    • ‘I also wanted the arms to be distinctive, so that a field paly bendy seemed suitable.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French pale ‘divided by stakes’, from pal ‘pale, stake’.

Pronunciation

paly

/ˈpeɪli/