A sort of panel, upon which the arms of a deceased person are temporarily displayed, -- usually on the walls of his dwelling. It is lozenge-shaped or square, but is hung cornerwise. It is used in England as a means of giving public notification of the death of the deceased, his or her rank, whether married, widower, widow, etc. Called also achievement.
A sword or other mark of the profession of arms; in general, a mark of dignity.
A lozenge-shaped panel painted with the arms (normally the full achievement) on a black background, which is normally displayed in church or above the front door to the home of an armiger
A diamond shaped tablet bearing the Coat of Arms of a dead person.
Funeral board with Arms painted on. 620.
A Hatchment is a funeral escutcheon or armorial shield enclosed in a black lozenge-shaped frame which used to be suspended against the wall of a deceased person's house. It was usually placed over the entrance at the level of the second floor, and remained for from six to twelve months, after which it was removed to the parish church.