a rectangular shape given to a small gem, especially a diamond, by cutting and polishing.
a gem having this shape.
Architecture. a small convex molding, especially one of semicircular section.
a long, narrow loaf of French bread.
Also, baguet.

1720–30; < French < Italian bacchetta little stick, equivalent to bacch(io) stick (< Latin baculus) + -etta -ette Unabridged
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baguette or baguet (bæˈɡɛt)
1.  a narrow French stick loaf
2.  a small gem cut as a long rectangle
3.  the shape of such a gem
4.  architect a small moulding having a semicircular cross section
[C18: from French, from Italian bacchetta a little stick, from bacchio rod, from Latin baculum walking stick]
baguet or baguet
[C18: from French, from Italian bacchetta a little stick, from bacchio rod, from Latin baculum walking stick]

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Main Entry:  baguette
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a small handbag shaped like a long narrow bread loaf
Etymology:  1995-2000's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

1727, a type of architectural ornament, from Fr. baguette (16c.), from It. bacchetta, lit. "a small rod," dim. of bacchio "rod," from L. baculum "a stick" (see bacillus). Meaning "a diamond cut long" is from 1926; that of "a long, thin loaf of French bread" is from 1958.
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Example sentences
And then a bird flew by and dropped a baguette chunk on my head and made me drop one of the flashlights.
Try the honeyed mascarpone tofu on baguette or the liver mousse with figs.
On a baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer.
And it was surrounded by two smaller baguette-shaped diamonds on either side.
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