coronet
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɒɹənɪt/, /kɒɹəˈnɛt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɔɹənɪt/, /kɔɹəˈnɛt/
Noun

coronet (plural coronets)

  1. A small crown, such as is worn by a noble.
    • Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Lady Clara Vere de Vere:
      ''Kind hearts are more than coronets,
      And simple faith than Norman blood.
  2. The ring of tissue between a horse's hoof and its leg.
  3. The traditional lowest regular commissioned officer rank in the cavalry.
  4. Any of several hummingbirds in the genus Boissonneaua.
  5. A species of moth, Craniophora ligustri.
Synonyms
  • ensign (infantry equivalent of the cavalry coronet)
  • second lieutenant (OF-1), first NATO commissioned officer grade above OF-0 trainee officer
Translations
  • German: Adelskrone
Translations


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