noun Architecture.

a medieval ornament, usually in the form of a leaf that curves up and away from the supporting surface and returns partially upon itself.

Nearby words

  1. crocidolite,
  2. crock,
  3. crock-pot,
  4. crocked,
  5. crockery,
  6. crockett,
  7. crockett, davy,
  8. crockford,
  9. crocodile,
  10. crocodile bird

Origin of crocket

1300–50; Middle English croket hook < Anglo-French, equivalent to croc hook (< Germanic; see crook1) + -et -et. See crochet, crotchet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crocket



a carved ornament in the form of a curled leaf or cusp, used in Gothic architectureAlso called: crochet

Word Origin for crocket

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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