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ˈkrɛs ɪtcres·set

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  1. cresset(Noun)

    A metal cup, suspended from a pole and filled with burning pitch etc; once used as portable illumination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cresset(noun)

    an open frame or basket of iron, filled with combustible material, to be burned as a beacon; an open lamp or firrepan carried on a pole in nocturnal processions

  2. Cresset(noun)

    a small furnace or iron cage to hold fire for charring the inside of a cask, and making the staves flexible

  3. Origin: [OF. crasset, cresset, sort of lamp or torch; perh. of Dutch or German origin, and akin to E. cruse, F. creuset crucible, E. crucible.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cresset

    kres′et, n. an iron basket, jar, or open lamp filled with combustible material, placed on a beacon, lighthouse, wharf, &c.: a torch generally. [O. Fr. cresset, crasset (Fr. creuset)—Old Dut. kruysel, a hanging lamp.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cresset

    A beacon light set on a watch-tower.

Anagrams for cresset »

  1. resects, secrets

  2. Resects

  3. Secrets

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cresset in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cresset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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