Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports The stick used in lacrosse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a lacrosse stick

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The implement with which the ball is thrown and caught in the game of lacrosse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The implement used in the game of lacrosse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse

Etymologies

French, from Old French, staff; see crosier.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • In French Quebecer slang, a crosse is a rude word to describe male sexual self-gratification, to remain in polite terms.

    Wired Top Stories

  • 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.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • a certaine crosse, which is, they say, a holy Crosse.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • The root word of the "crosse", which means "stick", suggests that the game is played with sticks.

    Shaister Miester Do Da

  • 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.

    Youth Sports

  • 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.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: John Edwards' Father-In-Law Dies at 87

  • Although Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In hasn't crosse ...

    Danny Miller: Sock It to Me!

  • 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.

    Pamela

  • 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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