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lune1

[loon] /lun/
noun
1.
anything shaped like a crescent or a half moon.
2.
a crescent-shaped figure bounded by two arcs of circles, either on a plane or a spherical surface.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin lūna moon

lune2

[loon] /lun/
noun, Falconry.
1.
a line for securing a hawk.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English, variant of loyn < Middle French loigne longe
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British Dictionary definitions for lune

lune1

/luːn/
noun
1.
  1. a section of the surface of a sphere enclosed between two semicircles that intersect at opposite points on the sphere
  2. a crescent-shaped figure formed on a plane surface by the intersection of the arcs of two circles
2.
something shaped like a crescent
3.
(RC Church) another word for lunette (sense 6)
Word Origin
C18: from Latin lūna moon

lune2

/luːn/
noun
1.
(falconry) a leash for hawks or falcons
Word Origin
C14 loigne, from Old French, from Medieval Latin longia, longea, from Latin longuslong1
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Word Origin and History for lune
n.

figure formed by two arcs of circles, 1704, from Latin luna "moon; crescent-shaped badge" (see luna).

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