escutcheon

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escutcheon

the place on the stern or transom of a vessel where the name is shown

Escutcheon

A protective plate that surrounds the keyhole of a door or door handle.

escutcheon

[e′skəch·ən]
(design engineering)
An ornamental shield, flange, or border used around a dial, window, control knob, or other panel-mounted part. Also known as escutcheon plate.

escutcheon

key plate, escutcheon, 1
1. A protective plate surrounding the keyhole of a door, a light switch, etc.; also called a scutcheon.
2. A flange on a pipe, used to cover a hole in a floor through which the pipe passes.
3. A protective or ornamental cover at the termination of a post, picket, or rail against a tread, floor, or wall.