[kraws, kros]


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]


a city in W Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crosse



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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