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Meaning of LUNETTE

Pronunciation:  loo'net

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
  2. [n]  temporary fortification like a detached bastion
 

LUNETTE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: fenestella
 
 See Also: fortification, munition, opening, vault

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lu*nette"\, n. [F., dim. of lune moon, L. luna. See
{Lune} a crescent.]
1. (Fort.) A fieldwork consisting of two faces, forming a
   salient angle, and two parallel flanks. See {Bastion}.

2. (Far.) A half horseshoe, which wants the sponge.

3. A kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily
   flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave
   lens for spectacles.

4. A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse.

5. (Arch.) Any surface of semicircular or segmental form;
   especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a
   vault and its springing line.

6. An iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage.

{Lunette window} (Arch.), a window which fills or partly
   fills a lunette.

 

 

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