Divided into typically four, six, or eight equal horizontal bars of alternating tinctures.
- ‘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.’
- ‘More rarely, a barry field can be of two colours or two metals.’
- ‘In English heraldry, we find examples of a lion passant on the upper trait of a barry field.’
Late 15th century: from French barré barred, striped past participle of barrer.