- Also called bandelet, bandlet, square and rabbet. Architecture. an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column.
- Entomology. a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ.
- Heraldry. a ring, represented as a voided roundel, used especially as the cadence mark of a fifth son.
Origin of annulet
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The first crosslet is charged with an annulet, probably as a mark of cadency.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Said of any charge when its central area is removed—thus, an Annulet is a false roundle.The Handbook to English Heraldry
Cotgrave gives: 'Touret, the annulet, or little ring whereby a hawk's lune is fastened unto the jesses.'
The Annulet seems to have been taken from the ring armour, much in use about the period of the Norman Conquest.The Curiosities of Heraldry
Mark Antony Lower
- architect a moulding in the form of a ring, as at the top of a column adjoining the capital
- heraldry a ring-shaped device on a shield; hollow roundel
- a little ring
C16: from Latin ānulus ring + -et
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