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1. Architecture A band of convex molding carved with ornamental beading or reeding.
2. An ornamental band, used especially in silverwork, embellished with fluting, reeding, or another continuous pattern.

[Early Modern English gooderoon, gaudron, from French godron, from Middle French, from Old French goderon : god- in godet, drinking vessel without a base or handle (such vessels being frequently ornamented with gadroons in medieval times; from Middle Dutch kodde, cudgel, staff, cylindrical piece of wood; akin to Frisian kudde, cudgel) + -eron, diminutive suffix (from Old French -ier, -er, noun suffix, from Latin -ārius, noun suffix + Old French -on, diminutive suffix, from Latin -ō, -ōn-, hypocoristic suffix).]

ga·drooned′ adj.
ga·droon′ing n.


(ɡəˈdruːn) or


1. (Antiques) a moulding composed of a series of convex flutes and curves joined to form a decorative pattern, used esp as an edge to silver articles
2. (Architecture) architect a carved ornamental moulding having a convex cross section
[C18: from French godron, perhaps from Old French godet cup, goblet, drinking vessel]
gaˈdrooned, goˈdrooned adj



1. an elaborately carved or indented convex molding.
2. a series of curved, inverted flutings, or of convex and concave flutings, used esp. as a decorative edging on articles of silver, earthenware, wood, etc.
[1715–25; < French godron, Middle French goderon]
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As with every Toric model produced since 1997, the wristwatch is characterized by a bezel formed of two gadroons alternating with hand-applied knurling based on the harmonious proportions of the golden ratio.
These include the Rendez-Vous Secret featuring a slightly domed lid adorned with diamonds and sapphires in the form of a flower; Reverso One Duetto Jewelry whose iconic diamond-lined gadroons were inspired by vintage Art Deco designs of the 1930s; Rendez-Vous Celestial with a handpainted, sky-theme dial, and Rendez-Vous Moon Medium with an elliptical guilloche pattern at the heart of the dial.
There are two non-diamond models, and a third which is set with 56 diamonds (1.4 carats) on the bezel itself, sculpted with gadroons all around the watch.
After the sunset the horizon was, by 4.10, lined a long way by a glowing tawny light, not very pure in colour and distinctly textured in hummocks, bodies like a shoal of dolphins, or in what are called gadroons, or as the Japanese conventionally represent waves.