Origin of lunette
Examples from the Web for lunette
There is a straight top-rail, supplemented by a lunette, giving the top a character of its own.Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture|Arthur Hayden
The escarp of Lunette 53 was successfully breached by this method.
A lunette is a work with two faces, usually forming an obtuse angle, and two flanks.
During the days operations a hard fight for a Confederate lunette on the top of a low hill occurred.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The archbishop fell to the ground, as did the lunette of the monstrance.
Word Origin for lunette
1570s, "semi-circular horseshoe," from Middle French lunette (13c.), literally "little moon," diminutive of lune "moon," from Latin luna (see luna). Later applied to a wide range of objects and ornamentations resembling a crescent moon.