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penannular

[pen-an-yuh-ler]
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adjective
  1. having the shape or design of an incomplete circle.
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Origin of penannular

First recorded in 1850–55; pen- + annular
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Examples from the Web for penannular

Historical Examples

  • They were penannular, and tapered nearly to a point at the ends.

    The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland

    Daniel Wilson

  • The developments in the form of this brooch show its evolution from a penannular to an annular ring.

    Jewellery

    H. Clifford Smith,

  • The terminations of the penannular ring soon become so expanded that they fill up exactly half the ring.

    Jewellery

    H. Clifford Smith,

  • The Celtic group is characterized by the penannular form of the ring of the brooch and the greater length of the pin.


British Dictionary definitions for penannular

penannular

adjective
  1. of or forming an almost complete ring
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Word Origin

C19: from pene- + annular
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