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crosslet

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

OTHER WORDS FROM crosslet

cross·let·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crosslet

crosslet

cross crosslet

/ (ˈkrɒslɪt) /

noun
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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