Quadrate (heraldry)

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For other uses, see Quadrate (disambiguation).

In heraldry, an ordinary is described as quadrate (or more fully nowy quadrate) when it has a square central boss.

Only certain ordinaries are usually shown quadrate: the cross, the pale, and the fess – but not, for example, a bordure or chevron.

A saltire quadrate has the square lozengeways:

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