crosse

noun
\ ˈkrȯs How to pronounce crosse (audio) \

Definition of crosse

: a stick with a small net at one end that is used in lacrosse

First Known Use of crosse

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crosse

French, literally, crosier — more at crosier

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“Crosse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosse. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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