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Borrowed from French crossette, diminutive of crosse. See crosier.


crossette (plural crossettes)

  1. (architecture) A return in one of the corners of the architrave of a door or window.
  2. The shoulder of a joggled keystone.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for crossette in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)