Definition of Bend dexter
1. Noun. Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bend Dexter
Literary usage of Bend dexter
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"... or interlaced with a sword in bend dexter arg. bilt and pomel of the second. Benedictine Abbey at BATH, со. Somerset. Tanner. Ou. a sword in bend arg. ..."
2. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"Arg. a sword in bend dexter az., and an oak iree eradicated in bend sinister ... Arg. a sword az. in bend dexter surmounting a fir tree eradicated ppr. in ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1863)
"On a scutcheon of pretence, Between two unicorns' heads a bend dexter. ... Argent, between two pellets three pellets in bend dexter cotised sable. ..."
4. Diary of the Marches of the Royal Army During the Great Civil War by Richard Symonds, Charles Edward Long (1859)
"... a sceptre in bend dexter and a naked sword in bend sinister, saltire-wise, the whole within a circular label with this motto, " Dieu comforte mon coeur, ..."
5. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"bend dexter. 6. Pale. 8. Cross b. 3. Bar*. 5. Bend sinister. 7. Chevron. in. LINES. 9. Saltire. ... Per bend [dexter]. Per pile. Quarterly, (ieper cross) ..."