crosse

crosse

[kraws, kros]
noun
a long-handled racket used in the game of lacrosse.

Origin:
1865–70; < French: literally, hooked stick, Old French croce < Germanic; see crutch, crook1

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La Crosse

[luh kraws, kros]
noun
a city in W Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River.
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crosse (krɒs)
 
n
a light staff with a triangular frame to which a network is attached, used in playing lacrosse
 
[French, from Old French crocecrosier]

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