[krok-it] /ˈkrɒk ɪt/

noun, Architecture.
a medieval ornament, usually in the form of a leaf that curves up and away from the supporting surface and returns partially upon itself.
a carved ornament in the form of a curled leaf or cusp, used in Gothic architecture Also called crochet

c.1300, “curl of hair,” from Anglo-French crocket, from northern French form of French crochet (see crochet). Meaning “ornamental device on a Gothic pediment” is from late 14c.


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