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[na-vet; French na-vet] /næˈvɛt; French naˈvɛt/
noun, plural navettes
[na-vets; French na-vet] /næˈvɛts; French naˈvɛt/ (Show IPA).
a gem, usually not a diamond, cut as a marquise.
Origin of navette
1905-10; < French: weaver's shuttle; literally, little ship. See nave, -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many of the best-known collections contain examples of these "nef" or "navette" pendants.

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
  • One, a man named navette, pleaded that he could not have plotted in prison where he had only spent four days.

    The Gods are Athirst Anatole France
  • The “marquise” or “navette” form is an elliptical brilliant of varying width in proportion to its length.

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