annulet [an′yo͞o let΄, an′yo͞olit; an′yələt, an′yəlit]
[< L anulus, a ring (see ANNULAR) + -ET]
1. a small ring
2. Archit. a ringlike molding where the shaft of a column joins the capital

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  • Annulet — can refer to:*annulet (ring) mdash; a term particularly used in heraldry, see Jewellery.*annulet (architecture) mdash; refers to a fillet or ring encircling a column …   Wikipedia

  • Annulet — An nu*let, n. [Dim. of annulus.] 1. A little ring. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) A small, flat fillet, encircling a column, etc., used by itself, or with other moldings. It is used, several times repeated, under the Doric capital. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Annulet (architecture) — Annulets, in architecture, are small square components in the Doric capital, under the quarter round. They are also called fillets or listels.An annulet is also a narrow flat moulding, common in other parts of a column, viz. the bases, etc, as… …   Wikipedia

  • Annulet (ring) — An annulet (i.e. little ring ), in heraldry, is a difference or mark of distinction, which the fifth brother of any family ought to bear in his coat of arms.Annulets are also part of the coat armor of several families. They were anciently reputed …   Wikipedia

  • annulet — noun Etymology: modification of Middle French annelet, diminutive of anel, from Latin anellus, diminutive of anulus Date: 1598 1. a little ring 2. a small architectural molding or ridge forming a ring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • annulet — n. [L. annulus, ring] A small ring into which a segment is divided by complete transverse constrictions, crenulations, or plicae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • annulet — /an yeuh lit/, n. 1. Also called bandelet, bandlet, square and rabbet. Archit. an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column. 2. Entomol. a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ. 3. Heraldry. a ring,… …   Universalium

  • annulet — noun a) A small ring. b) A ring shaped molding at the top of a column …   Wiktionary

  • Annulet — Her. A *charge in the shape of a ring. [< Lat. annulus = a ring] Cf. Cadency, mark of …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • annulet — Synonyms and related words: achievement, alerion, animal charge, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, blazon, blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, cadency mark,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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