American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports The stick used in lacrosse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The implement used in the game of lacrosse. It consists of a wooden shank about 5 feet long, with a shallow net-like arrangement of catgut at the extremity, on which the ball is caught and carried off by the player, or tossed either to one of his own side or toward the goal. Often called a lacrosse-stick. See
- n. a lacrosse stick
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The implement with which the ball is thrown and caught in the game of lacrosse.
- n. a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
- French, from Old French, staff; see crosier. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Papa, who was near me, explained to me that this was called a crozier (crosse), which puzzled me, as crosse is also the name for the drumstick of a chicken.”
“In French Quebecer slang, a crosse is a rude word to describe male sexual self-gratification, to remain in polite terms.”
“C.xxxvii. yardes and a halfe long (for the length therof wilbe as moche as the breadth of all the lodgynges) and shall likewise be xxii. yardes and a half broad, and shalbe called the crosse waie.”
“a certaine crosse, which is, they say, a holy Crosse.”
“The root word of the "crosse", which means "stick", suggests that the game is played with sticks.”
“My son is active in la crosse and is good physical condition, but some of his friends (I've known some of these kids for 10+ years) are couch potatoes, shaped like light bulbs at a time when their metabolism should permit them to burn it off with regular exercise.”
“A veteran of Korea and Viet Nam, he retired to Chapel Hill and taught la crosse, the game which gained him All = American recognition at the Naval Academy.”
“Although Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In hasn't crosse ...”
“My father too (his lordshipp, you have hearde, Madam, is a very crosse man, and never loved me much) mought have cutt off the intaile.”
“A little later, in the Ordinances of Richard II to the English army invading Scotland, every man is ordered to wear "a signe of the arms of St. George" both before and behind, while the pain of death is threatened against any of the enemy's soldiers "who do bear the same crosse or token of Saint George, even if they be prisoners".”
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