Definition of Crotched

1. a. Having a crotch; forked.



2. a. Lying within a crotch; -- said of the object balls in the three- ball carom game whenever the centers of both lie within a 4½- inch square at a corner of the table, in which case but three counts are allowed unless one or both balls be forced out of the crotch.

Definition of Crotched

1. Adjective. Having a crotch or fork; forked ¹

2. Adjective. (UK dialect) cross; peevish ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crotched

1. crotch [adj] - See also: crotch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crotched

crotch-dropping
crotch-droppings
crotch critters
crotch dropping
crotch droppings
crotch dumpling
crotch dumplings
crotch fruit
crotch fruits
crotch hair
crotch rocket
crotchdropping
crotchdroppings
crotched (current term)
crotches
crotchet
crotchet rest
crotchet rests
crotcheted
crotchetier
crotchetiest
crotchetily
crotchetiness
crotchetinesses
crotcheting
crotchets
crotchety
crotchfruit

Literary usage of Crotched

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1. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Connecticut Council of Safety, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1885)
"... that the memorialists and all others living or that shall live within the following limits, viz: beginning at a crotched soft-maple tree standing on the ..."

2. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1896)
"The crotched stick, with butt-end in front, would give the appearance of ' head on a ... But there remain two obscure points, — how this crotched stick of ..."

3. The History of Hancock, New Hampshire, 1764-1889 by William Willis Hayward (1889)
"The crotched Mountain lying in no eight and no nine, is left common ; it is no part of said shares. " Portsmouth, October 17,1753. " By me, ROBERT FLETCHER, ..."

4. Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail by Arthur Thompson (1900)
"slender ridgepole, to which the roof-ropes were attached, and this ridgepole rested upon two crotched poles at each end of the tent, set wide apart with the ..."

5. History of Francestown, N. H.: From Its Earliest Settlement April, 1758, to by Warren Robert Cochrane, George K. Wood (1895)
"It was called "crotched Mountain" in the Town Records of 1785. ... The height of crotched Mountain above tide water as given by Quimby is 2223 feet; ..."

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