Cresset

Definition of Cresset

Cres´set   Pronunciation: kr?s´s?t
n.1.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.
Starry lamps and blazing cressets, fed
With naphtha and asphaltus.
- Milton.
As a cresset true that darts its length
Of beamy luster from a tower of strength.
- Wordsworth.
2.(Coopering) A small furnace or iron cage to hold fire for charring the inside of a cask, and making the staves flexible.
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