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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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