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A projecting ornament, usually in the form of a cusp or curling leaf, placed along outer angles of pinnacles and gables.
[Middle English croket, ornamental curl of hair, hook, from Old North French croquet, shepherd's crook, diminutive of croque, variant of Old French croche; see crochet.]
(Architecture) a carved ornament in the form of a curled leaf or cusp, used in Gothic architecture. Also called: crochet
[C17: from Anglo-French croket a little hook, from croc hook, of Scandinavian origin]
a medieval architectural ornament, usu. in the form of a leaf that curves up and away from the supporting surface and returns partially upon itself, used esp. on vertical and steeply inclined surfaces.