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[kraw-set, kro-] /krɔˈsɛt, krɒ-/
noun, Architecture
a projection at a corner of a door or window architrave.
Also called dog-ear, dog's-ear, elbow.
Origin of crossette
1720-30; < French, diminutive of crosse. See crosse, -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The doorways on the first floor are framed by crossette wood trim surmounted by box cornices with projecting overhangs.
  • The entrance hall has crossette door surrounds topped by pediments.
  • The remaining hall doorways have less distinguished crossette surrounds.

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