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n. Architecture
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]


(ˈkrɒk ɪt)

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.
[1300–50; Middle English croket hook < Anglo-French, =croc hook (< Germanic; see crook1) + -et -et. compare crochet, crotchet]
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Noun1.crocket - an architectural ornament of curved foliage used at the edge of a spire or gablecrocket - an architectural ornament of curved foliage used at the edge of a spire or gable
architectural ornament - (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
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