Lunette

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lunette

[lü′net]
(geology)
A broad, low crescentic mound of windblown fine silt and clay.
(ordnance)
Towing ring in the trial plate or tongue of a towed vehicle, such as a gun carriage or trailer, used for attaching the towed vehicle to the prime mover or towing vehicle.

Lunette

A semicircular window or wall panel framed by an arch.

Lunette

 

a semicircular opening in a dome or wall, bounded horizontally along the bottom. Some lunettes serve as windows, and others, which resemble tympana, are often filled with paintings or sculpture.


Lunette

 

a temporary or permament fortification open from the rear, consisting usually of one or two faces (sides turned toward the enemy), which are walls with a moat in front, covered by flanks (lateral sides covering the flanks). The garrison of a lunette was made up of from one to four companies. Lunettes were used from the middle of the 17th to the early 20th centuries.

lunette

1. A crescent-shaped or semicircular area on a wall or vaulted ceiling, framed by an arch or vault.
2. An opening or window in such an area.
3. A painting or sculpture on such an area.