[kou-chuh nt] /ˈkaʊ tʃənt/
lying down; crouching.
Heraldry. (of an animal) represented as lying on its stomach with its hind legs and forelegs pointed forward.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) in a lying position: a lion couchant
- Couch case
noun phrase An emotionally disturbed person [1960s+; fr the psychoanalyst’s stereotypical use of the couch for a reclining patient]
- Couch doctor
noun phrase A psychoanalyst; shrink (1950s+)
- Couch commander
noun phrase A television remote control (1990s+ Teenagers)
[koo-shey] /kuˈʃeɪ/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. (of an escutcheon) depicted in a diagonal position, the sinister chief uppermost.