Annulet



Also called bandelet, bandlet, square and rabbet. Architecture. an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column.
Entomology. a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ.
Heraldry. a ring, represented as a voided roundel, used especially as the cadence mark of a fifth son.
Historical Examples

The first crosslet is charged with an annulet, probably as a mark of cadency.
A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

Said of any charge when its central area is removed—thus, an annulet is a false roundle.
The Handbook to English Heraldry Charles Boutell

Cotgrave gives: ‘Touret, the annulet, or little ring whereby a hawk’s lune is fastened unto the jesses.’
Chaucer’s Works, Volume 5 (of 7) — Notes to the Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

The annulet seems to have been taken from the ring armour, much in use about the period of the Norman Conquest.
The Curiosities of Heraldry Mark Antony Lower

noun
(architect) a moulding in the form of a ring, as at the top of a column adjoining the capital
(heraldry) a ring-shaped device on a shield; hollow roundel
a little ring

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