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In British heraldry, sable (/ˈseɪbəl/) is the tincture equivalent to black. It is one of the five dark tinctures called colours.
Tincture of black in heraldry
|Tricking abbr.||s., sa.|
|Virtue||Constancy or Prudence|
Sable is portrayed in heraldic hatching by criss-crossing perpendicular lines. Sable is indicated by the abbreviation s. or sa. when a coat of arms is tricked.