Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A five-pointed star (drawn with five straight lines).
  • n. A pentagram (five-pointed star inscribed in a circle).
  • n. A pentagon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pentagon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A five-angled or a five-pointed figure; a pentagon or a pentacle. See pentacle and pentagram.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon

Etymologies

From pent- +‎ angle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That is, pent- in the original pentiz was “reheard” as a familiar element, as the pent- in words like pentangle.

    The English Is Coming!

  • She put on a record whose album cover had a pentangle on it, and Mark picked it up from the floor to look at it.

    One of Us

  • The simpler the rose, in its pentangle, five-petalled form, the more complex its spirit.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • The AI has seized control of his carelessly placed laptop; the demon is, so to speak, out of the pentangle and

    Humanity Vs. Our Gadgets

  • So there the pentangle painted new he on shield and coat did wear, as one of word most true and knight of bearing fair.

    The Pentangel Depaynt of Pure Golde Hwes

  • And why the pentangle is proper to that prince so noble

    The Pentangel Depaynt of Pure Golde Hwes

  • Then they brought him his blaxon that was of brilliant gules with the pentangle depicted in pure hue of gold.

    The Pentangel Depaynt of Pure Golde Hwes

  • Thin leather braids around both wrists and a pentangle hanging from his throat.

    Set in Darkness

  • A stairway led down to a basement and another led up to what I supposed were bedrooms and maybe the room with the shaman stuff in it; the pentangle on the floor, or whatever.

    Death on a Vineyard Beach

  • "I don't care what you like," she spat, breaking the spell that permitted the guitars to speak and reaching across the lines of the pentangle to take the Gibson by the neck.

    Jinx High

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