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Lunette vs. Vault

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Lunettenoun

(architectural element) A small opening in a vaulted roof of a circular or crescent shape.

Vaultnoun

An arched masonry structure supporting and forming a ceiling, whether freestanding or forming part of a larger building.

‘The decoration of the vault of Sainte-Chapelle was much brighter before its 19th-century restoration.’;

Lunettenoun

(architectural element) A crescent-shaped recess or void in the space above a window or door. a lunette in the Thomas Jefferson building of the US Library of Congress

Vaultnoun

Any arched ceiling or roof.

Lunettenoun

(obsolete) An image or other representation of a crescent moon.

Vaultnoun

Anything resembling such a downward-facing concave structure, particularly the sky and caves.

‘The stalactites held tightly to the cave's vault.’;

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Lunettenoun

(fortifications) A field work consisting of two projecting faces forming a wedge each of which extends from one of two parallel flanks. two kinds of lunette fortification

Vaultnoun

The space covered by an arched roof, particularly underground rooms and church crypts.

Lunettenoun

(Christianity) A luna: a crescent-shaped receptacle, often glass, for holding the (consecrated) host (the bread of communion) upright when exposed in the monstrance.

Vaultnoun

Any cellar or underground storeroom.

Lunettenoun

A type of flattened glass used in watch-making.

Vaultnoun

Any burial chamber, particularly those underground.

‘Family members had been buried in the vault for centuries.’;

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Lunettenoun

The circular hole in the guillotine in which the victim's neck is placed.

Vaultnoun

The secure room or rooms in or below a bank used to store currency and other valuables; similar rooms in other settings.

‘The bank kept their money safe in a large vault.’;

Lunettenoun

(geology) A type of crescent-shaped dune blown up along a lake basin, especially in dry areas of Australia.

Vaultnoun

(gymnastics) A piece of apparatus used for performing jumps.

Lunettenoun

(farriery) A half horseshoe, lacking the sponge.

Vaultnoun

(gymnastics) A gymnastic movement performed on this apparatus.

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Lunettenoun

A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse.

Vaultnoun

(computing) An encrypted digital archive.

Lunettenoun

An iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage.

Vaultnoun

An underground or covered conduit for water or waste; a drain; a sewer.

Lunettenoun

(in the plural) See lunettes.

Vaultnoun

An underground or covered reservoir for water or waste; a cistern; a cesspit.

Lunettenoun

A fieldwork consisting of two faces, forming a salient angle, and two parallel flanks. See Bastion.

Vaultnoun

A room employing a cesspit or sewer: an outhouse; a lavatory.

Lunettenoun

A half horseshoe, which lacks the sponge.

Vaultnoun

An act of vaulting, formerly by deer; a leap or jump.

Lunettenoun

A kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave lens for spectacles.

Vaultnoun

(equestrianism) nodot=a: a circular movement by the horse.

Lunettenoun

A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse.

Vaultnoun

(gymnastics) An event or performance involving a vaulting horse.

Lunettenoun

Any surface of semicircular or segmental form; especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a vault and its springing line.

Vaultverb

(transitive) To build as, or cover with a vault.

Lunettenoun

An iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage.

Vaultverb

(ambitransitive) To jump or leap over.

‘The fugitive vaulted over the fence to escape.’;

Lunettenoun

temporary fortification like a detached bastion

Vaultnoun

An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.

‘The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault.’;

Lunettenoun

oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault

Vaultnoun

An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, used for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar.

‘The silent vaults of death.’; ‘To banish rats that haunt our vault.’;

Lunette

A lunette (French lunette, ) is a half-moon shaped architectural space, variously filled with sculpture, painted, glazed, filled with recessed masonry, or void. A lunette is formed when a horizontal cornice transects a round-headed arch at the level of the imposts, where the arch springs.

‘little moon’;

Vaultnoun

The canopy of heaven; the sky.

‘That heaven's vault should crack.’;

Vaultnoun

A leap or bound.

Vaultverb

To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, to vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court.

‘The shady arch that vaulted the broad green alley.’;

Vaultverb

To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.

‘I will vault credit, and affect high pleasures.’;

Vaultverb

To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.

‘Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself.’; ‘Leaning on his lance, he vaulted on a tree.’; ‘Lucan vaulted upon Pegasus with all the heat and intrepidity of youth.’;

Vaultverb

To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.

Vaultnoun

a burial chamber (usually underground)

Vaultnoun

a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

Vaultnoun

an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof

Vaultnoun

the act of jumping over an obstacle

Vaultverb

jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

Vaultverb

bound vigorously

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