Circlet Cir"clet, n. 1. A little circle; esp., an ornament for the person, having the form of a circle; that which encircles, as a ring, a bracelet, or a headband. [1913 Webster]

Her fair locks in circlet be enrolled. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A round body; an orb. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Fairest of stars . . . that crown'st the smiling morn With thy bright circlet. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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