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crocket Syllabification: crock·et
Pronunciation: /ˈkräkət/

Definition of crocket in English:


(In Gothic architecture) a small carved ornament, typically a bud or curled leaf, on the inclined side of a pinnacle or gable.
Example sentences
  • The buttresses are built out by layers of crockets and mouldings riveted on to the front.
  • Between the slab and the black marble base is a double arcade of carved alabaster delicately embellished with trefoil arches, crocket capitals, and pinnacles.
  • Look at the gables, look at the pinnacles, look at the crockets, look at the parapets!


Middle English (denoting a curl or roll of hair): from Old Northern French, variant of Old French crochet (see crotchet). The current sense dates from the late 17th century, but crotchet was used in the same sense from late Middle English until the 19th century.

Words that rhyme with crocket

brocket, Crockett, docket, locket, pocket, rocket, socket, sprocket

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