- IPA: /ˈlæŋɡwɪt/
languet (plural languets)
- A tongue-shaped implement, specifically:
- A narrow blade on the edge of a spade or shovel.
- A piece of metal on a sword-hilt which overhangs the scabbard.
- A flat plate in (or opposite and below the mouth of) the pipe of an organ.
- 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
- If there is music for this it’s windy strings and reed sections standing in bright shirt fronts and black ties all along the beach, a robed organist by the breakwater—itself broken, crusted with tides—whose languets and flues gather and shape the resident spooks here.
- (archaic) A narrow tongue of land.
- (zoology) A tongue-like organ found on certain tunicates.