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noun Architecture.
  1. an ornamental zigzag, as in a molding.
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Origin of dancette

1830–40; variant of dancetté, heraldry term denoting a zigzag line, probably alteration (see -ette) of French denché indented < Late Latin denticātus, derivative of Latin dēns tooth (see -ic, -ate1)
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Examples from the Web for dancette

Historical Examples of dancette

  • Dancette, like indented, but larger, and consisting of only three pieces.

    The Curiosities of Heraldry

    Mark Antony Lower

  • In early blazon, a fesse dancett is styled simply a dancette or a danse.

British Dictionary definitions for dancette


  1. another name for chevron (def. 5)
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