crosslet
noun Date: 15th century a small cross usually with crossed arms; especially one used as a heraldic bearing — see cross illustration

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  • Crosslet — Cross let, a. (Her.) Crossed again; said of a cross the arms of which are crossed. See{Cross crosslet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crosslet — Cross let ( lEt), n. [Dim. of cross.] 1. A small cross. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. OF. croisel crucible, and {E}. {Cresset}.] A crucible. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crosslet — [krôs′lit] n. [ME crosselet < Anglo Fr croiselete, dim. of OFr crois: see CROSS] Heraldry a small cross …   English World dictionary

  • crosslet — crossleted, adj. /kraws lit, kros /, n. a small cross, as one used as a heraldic charge. [1350 1400; ME croslet. See CROSS, LET] * * * …   Universalium

  • crosslet — noun /ˈkɹɒslət/ A small cross. Then Vna gan to aske, if ought he knew, / Or heard abroad of that her champion trew, / That in his armour bare a croslet red …   Wiktionary

  • Crosslet — Her. Term for a small cross or cross like object …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • crosslet — sb. == piece of armour [croisliȝte]. K. Horn, 1353 …   Oldest English Words

  • crosslet — cross•let [[t]ˈkrɔs lɪt, ˈkrɒs [/t]] n. her a small cross, as one used as a heraldic charge • Etymology: 1350–1400 cross′let•ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • crosslet — /ˈkrɒslət/ (say krosluht) noun Chiefly Heraldry a small cross …   Australian English dictionary

  • crosslet — …   Useful english dictionary

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