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crosslet

[kraws-lit, kros-]
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noun
  1. a small cross, as one used as a heraldic charge.
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Origin of crosslet

First recorded in 1350–1400, crosslet is from the Middle English word croslet. See cross, -let
Related formscross·let·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The first crosslet is charged with an annulet, probably as a mark of cadency.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

  • Scott of Congerhurst in Kent bore “Silver a crosslet fitchy sable.”

  • Tudor Rose2 Crosses crosslet in two upper quarters, Balderstone.


British Dictionary definitions for crosslet

crosslet

cross crosslet

noun
  1. heraldry a cross having a smaller cross near the end of each arm
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Word Origin

C16 croslet a little cross
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