[ krok-it ]

  1. 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

1300–50; Middle English croket hook <Anglo-French, equivalent to croc hook (<Germanic; see crook1) + -et-et. See crochet, crotchet

Words Nearby crocket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crocket in a sentence

  • Of such lambent ornament, the most important piece is the crocket, of which I rapidly set before you the origin.

    Val d'Arno | John Ruskin
  • The Romanesque acanthus leaf is found in juxtaposition with the Gothic crocket.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The typical ornamentation for capitals is the crocket, intermingled here and there with other kinds of foliage.

  • The crocket was also introduced as a new feature in this style.

  • So they had called at the Stag and Antlers, and Mrs. crocket had told them her mind upon several matters.

    He Knew He Was Right | Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for crocket


/ (ˈkrɒkɪt) /

  1. a carved ornament in the form of a curled leaf or cusp, used in Gothic architecture: Also called: crochet

Origin of crocket

C17: from Anglo-French croket a little hook, from croc hook, of Scandinavian origin

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