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coronet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coronet  \Cor"o*net\  (k?r"?-n?t),  n.  [Dim.  of  OE  corone  crown; 
  cf  OF  coronete.  See  {Crown},  and  cf  {Crownet},  {Cronet}.] 
  1.  An  ornamental  or  honorary  headdress,  having  the  shape  and 
  character  of  a  crown;  particularly,  a  crown  worn  as  the 
  mark  of  high  rank  lower  than  sovereignty.  The  word  is  used 
  by  Shakespeare  to  denote  also  a  kingly  crown. 
 
  Without  a  star,  a  coronet,  or  garter.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Note:  The  coronet  of  the  Prince  of  Wales  consist  of  a  circlet 
  of  gold  with  four  crosses  patt['e]e  around  the  edge 
  between  as  many  fleurs-de-lis.  The  center  crosses  are 
  connected  by  an  arch  which  is  surmounted  by  a  globe  or 
  cross.  The  coronet  of  a  British  duke  is  adorned  with 
  strawberry  leaves;  that  of  a  marquis  has  leaves  with 
  pearls  interposed;  that  of  an  earl  raises  the  pearls 
  above  the  leaves;  that  of  a  viscount  is  surrounded  with 
  pearls  only;  that  of  a  baron  has  only  four  pearls. 
 
  2.  (Far.)  The  upper  part  of  a  horse's  hoof,  where  the  horn 
  terminates  in  skin.  --James  White. 
 
  3.  (Anc.  Armor)  The  iron  head  of  a  tilting  spear;  a  coronel. 
  --Crose. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coronet 
  n  1:  a  small  crown;  usually  indicates  a  high  rank  but  below  that 
  of  sovereign 
  2:  margin  between  the  skin  of  the  pastern  and  the  horn  of  the 
  hoof 




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