Beacon, (A.-Sax. becn, fr. phare): an iron cage or trived, containing blazing material, placed upon a lofty pole served to guide travellers; or to alarm the neighbourhood in case of an invasion or rebellion. The cressets, or lights anciently used in the streets of London were similar in form.
A beacon or, inflamed proper--Badge of Henry V.
Sable, three beacons with ladders or, fired proper--DAUNT.
Azure, three beacons with ladders or, fired proper--GERVAYS.