escutcheon
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(pronounced ess-KUTCH-un)

Think of an escutcheon as a plate that protects and surrounds something: a keyhole, a door pull, a sprinkler head, etc. It is almost always metal, so it is usually referred to as a type of hardware. It can be decorative or it can be plain, but it is never boring because it has such a fancy name.

escutcheon