Definition of torse in English:

torse

noun

Heraldry
  • A wreath.

    • ‘In older illustrations of Penang's full coat of arms, the torse under the tree is of the 6 twist variety.’
    • ‘The members of this guard shall wear on their helms torses of green, blue, red.’
    • ‘These torses are seldom ‘classical’ ones, more often than not they could be described as ‘hidden torses’.’

Origin

Late 16th century from obsolete French, from Latin torta, feminine past participle of torquere ‘twist’.

Pronunciation

torse

/tɔːs/