\\ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ-\ noun
Etymology: past translation of French contrevair, from contre- counter- + -vair — more at vair
: a heraldic vair in which each pane stands broad edge to broad edge or point to point with one of the same tincture above or below it

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  • countervair — coun·ter·vair …   English syllables

  • heraldry — heraldist, n. /her euhl dree/, n., pl. heraldries. 1. the science of armorial bearings. 2. the art of blazoning armorial bearings, of settling the rights of persons to bear arms or to use certain bearings, of tracing and recording genealogies, of …   Universalium

  • vair — noun /veɪr/ An heraldic fur formed by a regular tesellation of blue and white bell shapes. See Also: countervair, vairy …   Wiktionary

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