- a long-handled racket used in the game of lacrosse.
Origin of crosse
[luh kraws, kros]
- a city in W Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River.
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Examples from the Web for crosse
Not once had he failed to drive or catch the ball with his crosse stick.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
They haue no vse of kniues at table for feare least they should be laid a crosse.The Witch-cult in Western Europe
Margaret Alice Murray
The measuring of breadth, that is of a thwart or crosse line, remaineth.The Way To Geometry
A French bishop carries a crosse, and an archbishop a croix.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
This house is now the offices of Messrs. Crosse and Blackwell.The Strand District
Sir Walter Besant
- a light staff with a triangular frame to which a network is attached, used in playing lacrosse
French, from Old French croce crosier
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