A fusil, in its correct medieval sense, is a single segment of an indented ordinary: i.e., a “fess indented”, a “fess fusilly”, and a “fess of five fusils (conjoined)” were equivalent blazons and yielded the same emblazon (as illustrated). The fusil can thus have no independent existence outside an indented ordinary. Medieval blazons called a single geometric rhombus shape a “lozenge”, and never a “fusil”, no matter what its proportions; current Society blazons follow this precedent. (Nonetheless, some early Society blazons followed the Victorian assumption that a fusil was a “skinny lozenge”: an independent charge, somewhat narrower than a lozenge.) For related charges, see lozenge.