- a medieval ornament, usually in the form of a leaf that curves up and away from the supporting surface and returns partially upon itself.
Origin of crocket
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Examples from the Web for crocket
The Crocket was also introduced as a new feature in this style.A Handbook of Pictorial History
Henry W. Donald
Mrs. Crocket will see about having somebody to take care of the house.
I spoke to Mrs. Crocket yesterday about a cart for moving the things.
He was sojourning at Mrs. Crocket's, and had been there for the last two days.
Crocket, detached flowers or bunches of foliage, used to decorate the angles of spires, pinnacles and gables.The Children of Westminster Abbey
Rose G. Kingsley
- a carved ornament in the form of a curled leaf or cusp, used in Gothic architectureAlso called: crochet
C17: from Anglo-French croket a little hook, from croc hook, of Scandinavian origin
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Word Origin and History for crocket
c.1300, "curl of hair," from Anglo-French crocket, from northern French form of French crochet (see crochet). Meaning "ornamental device on a Gothic pediment" is from late 14c.
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