[kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor-]
- a small crown.
- a crown worn by nobles or peers.
- a crownlike ornament for the head, as of gold or jewels.
- an ornament, more or less pedimental in form, situated over a door or window.
- the lowest part of the pastern of a horse or other hoofed animal, just above the hoof.
- Also called crest coronet. Heraldry. a crownlike support for a crest, used in place of a torse.
Origin of coronet
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This Crest is—Out of a crest-coronet a plume of five ostrich feathers per pale arg.The Handbook to English Heraldry
- any small crown, esp one worn by princes or peers as a mark of rank
- a woman's jewelled circlet for the head
- the margin between the skin of a horse's pastern and the horn of the hoof
- the knob at the base of a deer's antler
- heraldry a support for a crest shaped like a crown
C15: from Old French coronete a little crown, from corone crown
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.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper