1. [ noun ] (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
Related terms: plate stern seafaring
2. [ noun ] a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
Synonyms: scutcheon finger_plate
Related terms: protective_covering
3. [ noun ] (military) a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
Synonyms: scutcheon
Related terms: shield