Pile (heraldry)

Pile (heraldry)

In heraldry, a pile is a charge usually counted as one of the ordinaries (figures bounded by straight lines and occupying a definite portion of the shield).

It consists of a wedge emerging from the upper edge of the shield and converging to a point near the base. If it touches the base, it is blazoned throughout.

Read more about Pile (heraldry):  Variant Positions and Varying Numbers, Variant Forms, Rare Variants, Other Things 'in Pile' or 'pilewise', Charge or Division?

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Pile (heraldry) - Charge or Division?
... The distinction between a pileand a field divided per chevron inverted, or between a pileinverted and a field per chevron, can be uncertain ... here, for the Elsenburg College of Agriculture, was blazoned by the South African Bureau of Heraldryas Per pileembowed inverted throughout gules, vert and argent dexter a single share plough and sinister a garb ...

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