Crocket


Crocket
Leafy decorations or curls, e.g. on the top of capitals or other surfaces, often in high relief. These are very distinctive of Gothic architecture, so called for their likeness to a crotchet = a hook.

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  • crocket — c.1300, curl of hair, from Anglo Fr. crocket, from northern French form of Fr. crochet (see CROCHET (Cf. crochet)). Meaning ornamental device on a Gothic pediment is from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Crocket — Crock et (kr?k ?t), n. [OF. croquet, F. crochet, dim. of croc hook. See {Crook}, and cf. {Crotchet}.] 1. (Arch.) An ornament often resembling curved and bent foliage, projecting from the sloping edge of a gable, spire, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crocket — ist eine alternative Schreibweise für das Spiel Croquet siehe auch: Crockett Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • crocket — [kräk′it] n. [ME croket < NormFr croquet (OFr crochet): see CROTCHET] a carved ornament, as of curved leaves or flowers, decorating the angles of roofs, gables, etc., esp. in Gothic architecture …   English World dictionary

  • Crocket — For other uses, see Crocket (disambiguation). Crockets applied to the finials at Sint Petrus en Pauluskerk, Ostend, Belgium A crocket is a hook shaped decorative element common in Gothic architecture. It is in the form of a stylised carving of… …   Wikipedia

  • crocket — /krok it/, n. Archit. a medieval ornament, usually in the form of a leaf that curves up and away from the supporting surface and returns partially upon itself. [1300 50; ME croket hook < AF, equiv. to croc hook ( < Gmc; see CROOK1) + et ET. See… …   Universalium

  • Crocket — This interesting name has two possible origins. The first being a nickname for someone wearing a particular hair style, deriving from the Medieval English croket meaning a large curl . In Scotland the Galloway family name Crockett is said to be… …   Surnames reference

  • crocket — noun Etymology: Middle English croket, from Anglo French, crook, diminutive of croc hook, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse krōkr hook Date: 1673 an ornament usually in the form of curved and bent foliage used on the edge of a gable or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crocket — noun Any of a series of hook shaped decorative floral elements used in Gothic architecture …   Wiktionary

  • crocket — n. architectural decoration of curved leaves used at the edge of a spire or gable …   English contemporary dictionary


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