crocket
noun Etymology: Middle English croket, from Anglo-French, crook, diminutive of croc hook, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse krōkr hook Date: 1673 an ornament usually in the form of curved and bent foliage used on the edge of a gable or spire • crocketed adjective

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  • Crocket — Crock et (kr?k ?t), n. [OF. croquet, F. crochet, dim. of croc hook. See {Crook}, and cf. {Crotchet}.] 1. (Arch.) An ornament often resembling curved and bent foliage, projecting from the sloping edge of a gable, spire, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crocket — [kräk′it] n. [ME croket < NormFr croquet (OFr crochet): see CROTCHET] a carved ornament, as of curved leaves or flowers, decorating the angles of roofs, gables, etc., esp. in Gothic architecture …   English World dictionary

  • Crocket — For other uses, see Crocket (disambiguation). Crockets applied to the finials at Sint Petrus en Pauluskerk, Ostend, Belgium A crocket is a hook shaped decorative element common in Gothic architecture. It is in the form of a stylised carving of… …   Wikipedia

  • crocket — /krok it/, n. Archit. a medieval ornament, usually in the form of a leaf that curves up and away from the supporting surface and returns partially upon itself. [1300 50; ME croket hook < AF, equiv. to croc hook ( < Gmc; see CROOK1) + et ET. See… …   Universalium

  • Crocket — This interesting name has two possible origins. The first being a nickname for someone wearing a particular hair style, deriving from the Medieval English croket meaning a large curl . In Scotland the Galloway family name Crockett is said to be… …   Surnames reference

  • crocket — noun Any of a series of hook shaped decorative floral elements used in Gothic architecture …   Wiktionary

  • Crocket — Leafy decorations or curls, e.g. on the top of capitals or other surfaces, often in high relief. These are very distinctive of Gothic architecture, so called for their likeness to a crotchet = a hook …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • crocket — n. architectural decoration of curved leaves used at the edge of a spire or gable …   English contemporary dictionary

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