[kraws-lit, kros-]


a small cross, as one used as a heraldic charge.

Origin of crosslet

First recorded in 1350–1400, crosslet is from the Middle English word croslet. See cross, -let
Related formscross·let·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crosslet


cross crosslet


heraldry a cross having a smaller cross near the end of each arm

Word Origin for crosslet

C16 croslet a little cross
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