a carved ornament, as of curved leaves or flowers, decorating the angles of roofs, gables, etc., esp. in Gothic architecture
Origin of crocketMiddle English croket from Norman French croquet (OFr crochet): see crotchet
A projecting ornament, usually in the form of a cusp or curling leaf, placed along outer angles of pinnacles and gables.
Origin of crocketMiddle English croket ornamental curl of hair, hook from Old North French croquet shepherd's crook diminutive of croque variant of Old French croche ; see crochet .
From Anglo-Norman crocket (“curl of hair”).