Definition of torse in English:

torse

noun

Heraldry
  • A wreath.

    • ‘The members of this guard shall wear on their helms torses of green, blue, red.’
    • ‘In older illustrations of Penang's full coat of arms, the torse under the tree is of the 6 twist variety.’
    • ‘These torses are seldom ‘classical’ ones, more often than not they could be described as ‘hidden torses’.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from obsolete French, from Latin torta, feminine past participle of torquere twist.

Pronunciation:

torse

/tɔːs/