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navette

[ na-vet; French na-vet ]
/ næˈvɛt; French naˈvɛt /
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noun, plural na·vettes [na-vets; French na-vet]. /næˈvɛts; French naˈvɛt/. Jewelry.
a gem, usually not a diamond, cut as a marquise.
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Origin of navette

1905–10; <French: weaver's shuttle; literally, little ship. See nave, -ette
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How to use navette in a sentence

  • The “marquise” or “navette” form is an elliptical brilliant of varying width in proportion to its length.

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

    Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
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