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A ringlike molding around the capital of a pillar.
[Latin ānulus, ring; see annulus + -et.]
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1. (Architecture) architect a moulding in the form of a ring, as at the top of a column adjoining the capital
2. (Heraldry) heraldry a ring-shaped device on a shield; hollow roundel
3. a little ring
[C16: from Latin ānulus ring + -et]
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an•nu•let(ˈæn yə lɪt)
1. an encircling molding or band, as on the shaft of a column.
2. a small ring or circle.
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|Noun||1.||annulet - (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle; "a hollow roundel"|
armorial bearing, heraldic bearing, bearing, charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
|2.||annulet - molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column|
|3.||annulet - a small ring|
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