crosse

[kraws, kros]
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noun

a long-handled racket used in the game of lacrosse.

Origin of crosse

1865–70; < French: literally, hooked stick, Old French croce < Germanic; see crutch, crook1

La Crosse

[luh kraws, kros]

noun

a city in W Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River.
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crosse

noun

a light staff with a triangular frame to which a network is attached, used in playing lacrosse

Word Origin for crosse

French, from Old French croce crosier
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