crocket

[ krok-it ]
/ ˈkrɒk ɪt /

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.

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Origin of crocket

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

crocket
/ (ˈkrɒkɪt) /

noun

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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