from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small band or fillet; any little band or flat moulding, compassing a column, like a ring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small band or fillet; any little band or flat molding, compassing a column, like a ring, and usually at the top of the column; an annulet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bandlet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column


French bandelette, diminutive of bande. See band and bendlet. (Wiktionary)


  • Their long, graceful drapery was as white as snow; and each wore loosely, beneath the rounded bosom, a dark-blue zone, or bandelet, studded, like the skies at midnight, with little silver stars.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 265, July 21, 1827

  • Roman empress, shod with light sandals, from which issued the beautiful naked feet, and the toes adorned with costly rings, her exquisitely moulded arms ornamented with massive gold bracelets; her short curly hair fastened together by a gold bandelet, which rose over the forehead in the shape of a diadem, bejewelled with precious diamonds; the mantle of purple, fringed with gold and placed on the shoulders -- was in this costume of such a wonderful beauty, that men gazed at her with astonishment and women with envy.

    Empress Josephine An historical sketch of the days of Napoleon


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