Cor"o*net (k?r"?-n?t), n. [Dim. of OE. corone crown; cf. OF. coronete. See Crown, and cf. Crownet, Cronet.]


An ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown.

Without a star, a coronet, or garter. Goldsmith.

⇒ The coronet of the Prince of Wales consist of a circlet of gold with four crosses patt'ee around the edge between as many fleurs-de-lis. The center crosses are connected by an arch which is surmounted by a globe or cross. The coronet of a British duke is adorned with strawberry leaves; that of a marquis has leaves with pearls interposed; that of an earl raises the pearls above the leaves; that of a viscount is surrounded with pearls only; that of a baron has only four pearls.

2. Far.

The upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn terminates in skin.

James White.

3. Anc. Armor

The iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel.



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