Bill, or Wood-bill, (A.-Saxon Bil): an instrument used by woodmen for the purpose of lopping trees. The head alone is more frequent as a charge than the entire instrument. The wood-bill, as represented in fig. 2, occurs in the arms of FUST, and is more probably intended for an impalement of war. For Stone-bill, see Wedge.
Ermine, two wood-bills sable with long handles proper in saltire a chief azure ...... &c.--William BILL, D. D. ob. 1561.
Ermine, three bills sable--DENNYS, Devon.
Argent, three wood-bills in sable--GIBBES.
Sable, three bill-heads(like fig. 1) argent--LEVERSEGE.