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lunette

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Noun
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lu=nette

CIDE DICTIONARY

lunetten. [F., dim. of lune moon, L. luna. See Lune a crescent.].
  •  A fieldwork consisting of two faces, forming a salient angle, and two parallel flanks. See Bastion.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A half horseshoe, which lacks the sponge.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave lens for spectacles.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any surface of semicircular or segmental form; especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a vault and its springing line.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage.  [1913 Webster]
Lunette window (Arch.), a window which fills or partly fills a lunette.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lunette, n.
1 an arched aperture in a domed ceiling to admit light.
2 a crescent-shaped or semicircular space or alcove which contains a painting, statue, etc.
3 a watch-glass of flattened shape.
4 a ring through which a hook is placed to attach a vehicle to the vehicle towing it.
5 a temporary fortification with two faces forming a salient angle, and two flanks.
6 RC Ch. a holder for the consecrated host in a monstrance.

Etymology
F, dimin. of lune (see LUNE)

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