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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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