Definition of per pale in English:

per pale


  • Divided by a vertical line.

    • ‘It is interesting that Thomas Chaucer chose his maternal Roet arms over his paternal Chaucer arms, these being parti per pale, a bend over all.’
    • ‘Two vested angels hold shields with the arms: Per pale, baron and femme.’
    • ‘The shield is party per pale half-way down.’