noun Etymology: Spanish castañeta, from castaña chestnut, from Latin castanea — more at chestnut Date: circa 1647 a percussion instrument used especially by dancers that consists of two small shells of hard wood, ivory, or plastic usually fastened to the thumb and clicked together by the other fingers — usually used in plural

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  • Castanet — Cas ta*net, n. See {Castanets}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Castanet —    A collection of software update tools from Marimba, Inc. that operate over the Internet. Based on Java technology, Castanet can automatically deliver software updates not only for Java programs, but also for those written in C, C++, and Visual …   Dictionary of networking

  • castanet — /kas teuh net /, n. either of a pair of concave pieces of wood held in the palm of the hand and clicked together, usually to accompany dancing. [1640 50; < Sp castañeta, equiv. to castañ(a) chestnut ( < L castanea) + eta dim. suffix; see ET,… …   Universalium

  • castanet — noun /ˌkæs.tə.ˈnɛt/ A single handheld percussion instrument, from of a pair of concave shells joined on one edge by string. Normally not used in singular …   Wiktionary

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