cross·​ette | \ (ˈ)krȯ¦set \
plural -s

Definition of crossette

1 : a projection at a corner of the architrave of a door or window

called also ancon, ear, elbow

2 : a projection in a voussoir (as of a flat arch) fitting into a corresponding recess in the adjacent voussoir

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History and Etymology for crossette

French crossette, diminutive of crosse crosier (pastoral staff)

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“Crossette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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