Chaussé (French for “shod”) is a Continental partition of the field, formed by two lines drawn from the corners of the chief to the base point. The partition thus strongly resembles a pile, or a field party per chevron inverted; and it will conflict with either, all other things being the same. But a chaussé field differs from these others in one respect: In normal usage, only the central part of the field is charged; the shod portion of the field remains uncharged. (Despite this, there are still a number of chaussé fields in Society heraldry with charges in the lower portions.)
Duncan Fearmac MacLeod bears: Barry and per pale sable and argent, chaussé gules.