Her. Cut off, e.g. a figure couped at the shoulders showing only head and shoulders. -

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  • Couped — (k[=oo]pt), a. [F. couper to cut.] (Her.) Cut off smoothly, as distinguished from erased; used especially for the head or limb of an animal. See {Erased}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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