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Lunette meaning

lunette - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A fieldwork consisting of two faces, forming a salient angle, and two parallel flanks. See Bastion.
  2. 2. A half horseshoe, which wants the sponge.
  3. 3. A kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave lens for spectacles.
  4. 4. A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse.
  5. 5. Any surface of semicircular or segmental form; especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a vault and its springing line.
  6. 6. An iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage.

lunette - examples of usage

  1. In entering through the orchestral niche one passes directly underneath the lunette which holds the very decorative canvas by Arthur Mathews, the acknowledged leader in the art of California. - "The Art of the Exposition", Eugen Neuhaus.
  2. Childe Hassam's lunette, said to represent " Fruit and Flowers," is almost anaemic alongside Mathews' fullness of expression. - "The Art of the Exposition", Eugen Neuhaus.
  3. How much more important, for instance, Mathews' lunette would look, placed somewhere nearer the level of the eye. - "The Art of the Exposition", Eugen Neuhaus.
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