Lunette window
Lunette 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}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Far.) A half horseshoe, which lacks the sponge. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave lens for spectacles. [1913 Webster]

4. A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse. [1913 Webster]

5. (Arch.) Any surface of semicircular or segmental form; especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a vault and its springing line. [1913 Webster]

6. 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lunette — 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}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Far.) A half horseshoe, which lacks the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lunette Astronomique — La grande lunette de l Observatoire de Nice. Une lunette astronomique est un instrument optique qui permet d augmenter la taille apparente et la luminosité des objets du ciel lors de leur observation. Équipée d un redresseur d image (véhicule ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lunette de galilée — Lunette astronomique La grande lunette de l Observatoire de Nice. Une lunette astronomique est un instrument optique qui permet d augmenter la taille apparente et la luminosité des objets du ciel lors de leur observation. Équipée d un redresseur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lunette — [lo͞o net′] n. [Fr, dim. of lune, the moon] 1. a crescent shaped figure or object 2. a crescent shaped opening in a vaulted roof to admit light 3. a semicircular space, often containing a windowpane or a mural, above a door or window 4. Mil. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Lunette — [ Charles Sprague Pearce, Rest (1896). Mural in a lunette in the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] In architecture, a lunette (French lunette, little moon and also glasses ) is a half moon shaped space, either… …   Wikipedia

  • lunette — noun /luːˈnɛt,ljuːˈnɛt,luːˈnɛt/ a) A small opening in a vaulted roof of a circular or crescent shape. The decoration of a lunette discovered in the Duomo of Pistoia in the 1950s, which represents Christ blessing and Saints James and John, all… …   Wiktionary

  • lunette — /looh net /, n. 1. any of various objects or spaces of crescentlike or semicircular outline or section. 2. Archit. (in the plane of a wall) an area enframed by an arch or vault. 3. a painting, sculpture, or window filling such an area. 4. Fort. a …   Universalium

  • Lunette —    A semicircular wall area enframed by an arch over a door or window. Lunettes become pictorial fields onto which a painting, mosaic, or relief sculpture can be placed. Annibale Carracci, for example, painted a series of religious landscapes in… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • lunette — noun Etymology: French, from Old French lunete small object shaped like the moon, from lune moon Date: circa 1639 1. something that has the shape of a crescent or half moon: as a. an opening in a vault especially for a window b. the surface at… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lunette de soleil — Lunettes de soleil Lunettes de soleil Les lunettes de soleil sont un instrument permettant de protéger les yeux du soleil, et parfois de corriger la vue par la même occasion. Du fait de la multitude des formes, des couleurs et des matières, elles …   Wikipédia en Français

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