crosse (krôs, krŏs)
The stick used in lacrosse, consisting of a shaft having at one end a looped head to which webbing is attached.
[French, from Old French, staff; see CROSIER.]
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Jackie Baker playing in the 2008 NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship
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