Medalet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Medalet A small medal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n medalet Any medal of small size. When not larger than, for example, the English florin or half-crown, or United States half-dollar, medals are generally called by this name; but numismatists do not make any rigid distinction between medals and medalets.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Medalet a small medal, esp. the representation of saints, worn by Roman Catholics
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. medaille—It. medaglia; through a Low L. form medalla or medalia, a small coin, from L. metallum, a metal.