crossette

[kraw-set, kro-]
noun Architecture.
a projection at a corner of a door or window architrave.
Also called dog-ear, dog's-ear, elbow.


Origin:
1720–30; < French, diminutive of crosse. See crosse, -ette

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The doorways on the first floor are framed by crossette wood trim surmounted by box cornices with projecting overhangs.
The remaining hall doorways have less distinguished crossette surrounds.
The entrance hall has crossette door surrounds topped by pediments.
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