varvel

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

French or Vulgar Latin derivation of Latin vertibulum "joint."

NounEdit

varvel (plural varvels)

  1. (falconry, heraldry) A metal ring bearing the owner's name or coat of arms, attached to a hawk's jesses. Used for identifying birds.
    • 1894 — James Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry, s.v. Falcon.
      To the jesses, it is said, are attached the varvels, sometimes written vervels, or rings.
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