Definition of in pale in US English:

in pale

phrase

Heraldry
  • Arranged vertically.

    • ‘This design is blazoned as ‘Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or,’ and it is still the coat of arms of England today.’
    • ‘It has three gold lions on a red background, walking with their heads turned to face out from the shield, or, in heraldic language ‘Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or.’’
    • ‘Two escutcheons are surcharged in pale.’