crosslet

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

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

Nearby words

  1. crosshead,
  2. crossing,
  3. crossing guard,
  4. crossing over,
  5. crossjack,
  6. crosslight,
  7. crossline,
  8. crossly,
  9. crossman,
  10. 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

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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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