crock·​et | \ ˈkrä-kət How to pronounce crocket (audio) \

Definition of crocket

: an ornament usually in the form of curved and bent foliage used on the edge of a gable or spire

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crocketed \ ˈkrä-​kə-​təd How to pronounce crocketed (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Crocket was charged with sixth-degree larceny, criminal mischief, trespassing and interfering with police. David Owens,, "West Hartford Officer Nabs Alleged Bike Thief From Bus Way," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of crocket

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crocket

Middle English croket, from Anglo-French, crook, diminutive of croc hook, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse krōkr hook

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“Crocket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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