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The stick used in lacrosse.
- ‘The goal-keeper may block the ball in any manner with their crosse or body.’
- ‘Practice cradling the ball in the pocket of your crosse.’
- ‘Field players may pass, catch or run with the ball in their crosse.’
- ‘A player may also use the crosse as a tool to dislodge the ball from the crosse of an opponent.’
Mid 19th century: from French, from Old French croce ‘bishop's crook’, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to crutch.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.