lune
Pronunciation Noun

lune (plural lunes)

  1. (obsolete) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak.
Noun

lune (plural lunes)

  1. A concave figure formed by the intersection of the arcs of two circles on a plane, or on a sphere the intersection between two great semicircles.
  2. Anything crescent-shaped.
Noun

lune (plural lunes)

  1. (hawking) A leash for a hawk.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:8.16?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter xvj], in Le Morte Darthur, book VI:
      And thenne was he ware of a Faucon came fleynge ouer his hede toward an hyghe elme / and longe lunys aboute her feet / and she flewe vnto the elme to take her perche / the lunys ouer cast aboute a bough / And whanne she wold haue taken her flyghte / she henge by the legges fast / and syre launcelot sawe how he henge
Related terms
Lune
Proper noun
  1. A river in Lancashire, England, which passes Lancaster.



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