any of various objects or spaces of crescentlike or semicircular outline or section.
Architecture. (in the plane of a wall) an area enframed by an arch or vault.
a painting, sculpture, or window filling such an area.
Fortification. a work consisting of a salient angle with two flanks and an open gorge.
Ordnance. a towing ring in the trail plate of a towed vehicle, as a gun carriage.
Ecclesiastical. Luna (def. 3).
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How to use lunette in a sentence
Both of these tombs and many others in this church have interesting and greatly varied lunettes of the Virgin and Child.Walks in Rome | Augustus J.C. Hare
Some of the lunettes over the cells contain frescoes of the school of Fra Bartolommeo.The Story of Florence | Edmund G. Gardner
In the salient of one of the lunettes is a small brass four-pounder, mounted in barbette upon a wooden platform.
The bas-relief is one of two lunettes placed over opposite doors in the cathedral of Florence.Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century | Estelle M. Hurll
On the other sides the wet ditch was made still broader, and sometimes contained a counterguard, sometimes ravelins and lunettes.
British Dictionary definitions for lunette
anything that is shaped like a crescent
an oval or circular opening to admit light in a dome
a semicircular panel containing a window, mural, or sculpture
a ring attached to a vehicle, into which a hook is inserted so that it can be towed
a type of fortification like a detached bastion
Also called: lune RC Church a case fitted with a bracket to hold the consecrated host
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