[ na-vet; French na-vet ]
/ næˈvɛt; French naˈvɛt /

noun, plural na·vettes [na-vets; French na-vet] /næˈvɛts; French naˈvɛt/. Jewelry.

a gem, usually not a diamond, cut as a marquise.

Nearby words

  1. navel,
  2. navel ill,
  3. navel orange,
  4. navel-gazing,
  5. navelwort,
  6. navew,
  7. navicert,
  8. navicular,
  9. navicular abdomen,
  10. navicular fossa of urethra

Origin of navette

1905–10; < French: weaver's shuttle; literally, little ship. See nave, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for navette

  • One, a man named Navette, pleaded that he could not have plotted in prison where he had only spent four days.

    The Gods are Athirst|Anatole France
  • The “marquise” or “navette” form is an elliptical brilliant of varying width in proportion to its length.

  • Many of the best-known collections contain examples of these "nef" or "navette" pendants.

    Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,