|1.||any small crown, esp one worn by princes or peers as a mark of rank|
|2.||a woman's jewelled circlet for the head|
|3.||the margin between the skin of a horse's pastern and the horn of the hoof|
|4.||the knob at the base of a deer's antler|
|5.||heraldry a support for a crest shaped like a crown|
|[C15: from Old French coronete a little crown, from corone|
in Great Britain, ceremonial headdress of a peer or peeress, still worn with robes at a coronation and adorned along its rim with ornaments varying with the rank of the wearer: 8 strawberry leaves for a duke; 4 leaves and 4 silver balls for a marquess; 8 balls on tall points with strawberry leaves between for an earl; 16 small, close-set balls for a viscount; and 6 larger balls, more widely spaced, for a baron. The coronet is silver gilt and has an inner cap of crimson velvet with a gilt tassel and a narrow border of ermine
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