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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.
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If you're replacing a sweat valve with a compression valve, sand off all traces of solder before adding the new escutcheon, nut and sleeve.
Handle knobs, and escutcheons are examples of decorative functional parts, and the use of laminates in electrical equipment and molded phenolic distributor vases are examples of purely functional parts.
The new single-handle kitchen and lavatory faucets are available with or without a four-inch escutcheon.
Look there: an escutcheon, four weathered harpoons, an inkstand.
But even other kinds of corruption common in politics, such as favoritism or nepotism do not stain Manmohan Singh's shiny escutcheon, for which he has earned various tempting sobriquets.
5 cm lower than the rim to minimise splashing; centring the faucet escutcheon over the divider permits reach into both basins without requiring the use of a pullout spray-head or side-spray.
In the latter, Hitchens presents a cavalcade of Wodehouse moments divided into topic areas such as golf, the divine emotion, morality and its absence, the aristocracy, blots on the escutcheon, and the inevitable places of alcoholic refreshment.
He has no popular mandate and continues to blot the Palestinian escutcheon, staining the only democracy in the Middle East (Israel being altogether something else: an ethnocracy).
Sitting on one of the marble benches in the patio, one might look up and around to take note of the surrounding detail: cartouehes in glazed polychromed terra cotta depicting maps of the Americas and doves of peace; plaques bearing the names of the heroes of American nations; the coats of arms of the original member nations of the Pan American Union; the escutcheon of Canada; and the symbols for freedom and justice.
To avoid an aesthetic mismatch, the project architect specified a special finish and a custom-made escutcheon (an architectural item of door furniture that surrounds a keyhole or lock cylinder) that wrapped around the switch box to blend it with the wall.
The Escutcheon on the breast of the American bald Eagle displayed, proper, holding in his dexter talon an Olive branch, and in his sinister a bundle of thirteen arrows, all proper, and in his beak a scroll, inscribed with this Motto.
She had walked in half-aware of what was happening elsewhere; now she had a fervent new cause that was to be her escutcheon for decades to come, for the rest of her days.