crocket

noun

crock·​et ˈkrä-kət How to pronounce crocket (audio)
: an ornament usually in the form of curved and bent foliage used on the edge of a gable or spire
crocketed adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Crocket was charged with sixth-degree larceny, criminal mischief, trespassing and interfering with police. David Owens, courant.com, 31 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crocket was in 1673

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“Crocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crocket. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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