Definition of engrailed in English:

engrailed

adjective

Heraldry
  • Having semicircular indentations along the edge.

    ‘Nevertheless, the potential role of the engrailed gene in segmentation has been the focus of comparative studies.’
    Compare with invected
    ‘For the Oriel Hall coat of arms this has been changed to a gold lion rampant on a blue field within a gold engrailed border.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as verb engrail): from Old French engresler ‘make thin’, from en- (expressing a change of state) + gresle ‘thin’, from Latin gracilis.

Pronunciation

engrailed