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1. Architecture
a. A small, circular or crescent-shaped opening in a vaulted roof.
b. A crescent-shaped or semicircular space, usually over a door or window, that may contain another window, a sculpture, or a mural.
2. A fortification that has two projecting faces and two parallel flanks.
3. A broad, low-lying, typically crescent-shaped mound of sandy or loamy matter that is formed by the wind, especially along the windward side of a lake basin.

[French, from Old French lunete, moon-shaped object, diminutive of lune, moon, from Latin lūna; see lune.]


1. anything that is shaped like a crescent
2. (Architecture) an oval or circular opening to admit light in a dome
3. (Architecture) a semicircular panel containing a window, mural, or sculpture
4. (Automotive Engineering) a ring attached to a vehicle, into which a hook is inserted so that it can be towed
5. (Fortifications) a type of fortification like a detached bastion
6. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church Also called: lune a case fitted with a bracket to hold the consecrated host
[C16: from French: crescent, from lune moon, from Latin lūna]



1. any of various objects or spaces of crescentlike or semicircular outline or section.
2. an area in a wall enframed by an arch or vault.
3. a painting, sculpture, or window filling such an area.
[1570–80; < French, diminutive of lune moon < Latin lūna; see -ette]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lunette - temporary fortification like a detached bastion
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
2.lunette - oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
vault - an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
References in classic literature ?
You who have built that lunette with its retiring angles and its salient angles?
Lucy, apparently absorbed in a lunette, could hear the lecture again interrupted, the anxious, aggressive voice of the old man, the curt, injured replies of his opponent.
Hence the mere chance of seeing Will occasionally was like a lunette opened in the wall of her prison, giving her a glimpse of the sunny air; and this pleasure began to nullify her original alarm at what her husband might think about the introduction of Will as her uncle's guest.
In addition, the south-eastern apse and the two apses in the west, as well as the arch of the arcosolium of the burial that was found in the lunette of the north-western blind arch, were all rebuilt according to the preserved north-eastern apse.
pintle towing coupler - rugged lunette ring coupler (optional hitches available) mounted on folding towing hitch.
La lunette et les vitres arriere sont en verre allege, des isolants ont ete enleves, la banquette arriere est passee a la trappe, tout comme le systeme de navigation avec ecran tactile (ce qui cree un gros trou dans la console centrale).
A sly maidservant named Lunette uses sorcery to hide him from the angry inhabitants of the lord's manor, and while invisible, Yvain witnesses the beautiful widow of the lord grieving and falls in love with her.
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Lunette should be cleaned after menses and stored in its own bag.
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The Lift-a-Load Trailer with tongue hitch with ball or lunette coupler allows full use of the vehicle bed.
If you try to tow an M1101 or M1102 light tactical trailer (LTT) with your MRAP M-ATV, you'll quickly find the trailer's lunette is too low to fit the pintle.