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NOUN (4)

1. a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook;
[syn: hook, crotchet]

2. a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note;
[syn: quarter note, crotchet]

3. a strange attitude or habit;
[syn: oddity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, crotchet]

4. a small tool or hooklike implement;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crotchet \Crotch"et\ (kr?ch"?t; 224), n. [F. crochet, prop., a little hook, a dim. from the same source as croc hook. See Crook, and cf. Crochet, Crocket, Crosier.] 1. A forked support; a crotch. [1913 Webster] The crotchets of their cot in columns rise. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A time note, with a stem, having one fourth the value of a semibreve, one half that of a minim, and twice that of a quaver; a quarter note. [1913 Webster] 3. (Fort.) An indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mil.) The arrangement of a body of troops, either forward or rearward, so as to form a line nearly perpendicular to the general line of battle. [1913 Webster] 5. (Print.) A bracket. See Bracket. [1913 Webster] 6. (Med.) An instrument of a hooked form, used in certain cases in the extraction of a fetus. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 7. A perverse fancy; a whim which takes possession of the mind; a conceit. [1913 Webster] He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by crotchets that he could never explain to any rational man. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crotchet \Crotch"et\, v. i. To play music in measured time. [Obs.] --Donne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bracket \Brack"et\, n. [Cf. OF. braguette codpiece, F. brayette, Sp. bragueta, also a projecting mold in architecture; dim. fr. L. bracae breeches; cf. also, OF. bracon beam, prop, support; of unknown origin. Cf. Breeches.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office. [1913 Webster] Note: This is the more general word. See Brace, Cantalever, Console, Corbel, Strut. [1913 Webster] 2. (Engin. & Mech.) A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mil.) The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage. [1913 Webster] 5. (Print.) One of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet. [1913 Webster] 6. A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like. [1913 Webster] 7. (Gunnery) A figure determined by firing a projectile beyond a target and another short of it, as a basis for ascertaining the proper elevation of the piece; -- only used in the phrase, to establish a bracket. After the bracket is established shots are fired with intermediate elevations until the exact range is obtained. In the United States navy it is called fork. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Bracket light, a gas fixture or a lamp attached to a wall, column, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crotchet n 1: a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook [syn: hook, crotchet] 2: a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note [syn: quarter note, crotchet] 3: a strange attitude or habit [syn: oddity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, crotchet] 4: a small tool or hooklike implement
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "crotchet": L, accidental, angle, apex, bee, bend, bifurcation, bight, boutade, brainstorm, breve, cant, capriccio, caprice, chevron, coin, conceit, corner, crank, craze, crazy idea, crook, deflection, demisemiquaver, dogleg, dominant, dominant note, double whole note, eccentricity, eighth note, elbow, ell, enharmonic, enharmonic note, fad, fancy, fantastic notion, fantasy, flat, flimflam, fool notion, fork, freak, freakish inspiration, furcation, half note, harebrained idea, hemidemisemiquaver, hook, humor, inflection, kink, knee, maggot, megrim, minim, musical note, natural, nook, note, notion, passing fancy, patent note, point, quarter note, quaver, quirk, quoin, report, responding note, semibreve, semiquaver, shaped note, sharp, sixteenth note, sixty-fourth note, spiccato, staccato, sustained note, swerve, tercet, thirty-second note, tone, toy, triplet, twist, vagary, veer, vertex, whim, whim-wham, whimsy, whole note, zag, zig, zigzag