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[kraws, kros]
  1. a long-handled racket used in the game of lacrosse.
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Origin of crosse

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

La Crosse

[luh kraws, kros]
  1. a city in W Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River.
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Examples from the Web for crosse

Historical Examples of crosse

  • Not once had he failed to drive or catch the ball with his crosse stick.

    Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children

    Mabel Powers

  • They haue no vse of kniues at table for feare least they should be laid a crosse.

  • The measuring of breadth, that is of a thwart or crosse line, remaineth.

  • A French bishop carries a crosse, and an archbishop a croix.

  • This house is now the offices of Messrs. Crosse and Blackwell.

    The Strand District

    Sir Walter Besant

British Dictionary definitions for crosse


  1. a light staff with a triangular frame to which a network is attached, used in playing lacrosse
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Word Origin for crosse

French, from Old French croce crosier
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