Divided into a number of equal horizontal bars of alternating tinctures.‘barry of six, argent and azure’
- ‘More rarely, a barry field can be of two colours or two metals.’
- ‘The barry field and ermine lion are from the heraldry of the Cecils, and Hatfield has been the seat of this branch of the family ever since.’
- ‘In English heraldry, we find examples of a lion passant on the upper trait of a barry field.’
Late 15th century from French barré ‘barred, striped’, past participle of barrer.
adjectiveinformal Scottish, Northern English
Very good or pleasing; excellent.
- ‘I'm at work and in such a barry mood’
- ‘my grandma dished me up a full English, bari lass’
1920s from Romani bārō ‘big, great’.
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