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crest coronet

noun Heraldry.
  1. coronet(def 6).
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[kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor-]
  1. a small crown.
  2. a crown worn by nobles or peers.
  3. a crownlike ornament for the head, as of gold or jewels.
  4. an ornament, more or less pedimental in form, situated over a door or window.
  5. the lowest part of the pastern of a horse or other hoofed animal, just above the hoof.
  6. Also called crest coronet. Heraldry. a crownlike support for a crest, used in place of a torse.
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Origin of coronet

First recorded in 1350–1400, coronet is from the Middle English word corounet. See crown, -et
Related formscor·o·net·like, adjective
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Examples from the Web for crest-coronet

Historical Examples of crest-coronet

  • This Crest is—Out of a crest-coronet a plume of five ostrich feathers per pale arg.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

    Charles Boutell

British Dictionary definitions for crest-coronet


  1. any small crown, esp one worn by princes or peers as a mark of rank
  2. a woman's jewelled circlet for the head
  3. the margin between the skin of a horse's pastern and the horn of the hoof
  4. the knob at the base of a deer's antler
  5. heraldry a support for a crest shaped like a crown
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Word Origin for coronet

C15: from Old French coronete a little crown, from corone crown
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Word Origin and History for crest-coronet



"a small crown," late 15c., from Old French coronete, diminutive of corone "a crown," from Latin corona "crown" (see crown (n.)).

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