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noun Architecture.
  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.
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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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Historical Examples of 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.

    He Knew He Was Right

    Anthony Trollope

  • I spoke to Mrs. Crocket yesterday about a cart for moving the things.

    He Knew He Was Right

    Anthony Trollope

  • He was sojourning at Mrs. Crocket's, and had been there for the last two days.

    He Knew He Was Right

    Anthony Trollope

  • Crocket, detached flowers or bunches of foliage, used to decorate the angles of spires, pinnacles and gables.

British Dictionary definitions for crocket


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