Definitions for lunetteluˈnɛt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various objects or spaces of crescentlike or semicircular outline or section.
an area in a wall enframed by an arch or vault.
a painting, sculpture, or window filling such an area.
Origin of lunette:
1570–80; < F, dim. of lune moon < L lūna; see -ette
temporary fortification like a detached bastion
oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
A small opening in a vaulted roof of a circular or crescent shape.
A crescent-shaped recess or void in the space above a window or door.
An image or other representation of a crescent moon.
A field work consisting of two projecting faces forming a wedge each of which extends from one of two parallel flanks.
A luna: a crescent-shaped receptacle, often glass, for holding the (consecrated) host (the bread of communion) upright when exposed in the monstrance.
A type of flattened glass used in watch-making.
The circular hole in the guillotine in which the victim's neck is placed.
A type of crescent-shaped dune blown up along a lake basin, especially in dry areas of Australia.
Origin: From lunette, diminutive of lune.
a fieldwork consisting of two faces, forming a salient angle, and two parallel flanks. See Bastion
a half horseshoe, which wants the sponge
a kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave lens for spectacles
a piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse
any surface of semicircular or segmental form; especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a vault and its springing line
an iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage