The definition of a cresset is a metal cup on a pole that holds oil for burning and is used as a torch.noun
An example of a cresset is an outdoor lighting fixture.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < OFr craisset < craisse: see grease
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, alteration of croisuel, probably from Vulgar Latin *croceolus, small lamp.