Etymology
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scutcheon (n.)

"shield for armorial bearings," mid-14c., short for escutcheon.

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Definitions of scutcheon

scutcheon (n.)
a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers;
Synonyms: finger plate / escutcheon
scutcheon (n.)
a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms;
Synonyms: escutcheon
From wordnet.princeton.edu