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[ kraws-lit, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔs lɪt, ˈkrɒs- /


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

Nearby words

crosshead, crossing, crossing guard, crossing over, crossjack, crosslet, crosslight, crossline, crossly, crossman, crossness

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

Examples from the Web for crosslet

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

    English Heraldic Book-stamps|Cyril Davenport
  • Scott of Congerhurst in Kent bore “Silver a crosslet fitchy sable.”

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

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

British Dictionary definitions for crosslet


cross crosslet

/ (ˈkrɒslɪt) /


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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