Posted by R. Berg on November 04, 2002
In Reply to: Distaff vs. spear-side? posted by ESC on November 04, 2002
: : : : What is the term for the male side of the family? Thanks in advance.
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: : Testosteronians?
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: It says here:
: In heraldry, what is the opposite of distaff, spindle, or female side?
Webster's confirms that "spear" is correct, though archaic. Spear is opposed to spindle. (Women spin, men fight.)