cross of Lorraine


cross of Lor·raine

\-lə-ˈrān, -l-\

Definition of CROSS OF LORRAINE

:  a cross with two crossbars the lower one of which is longer than the upper one and intersects the upright below its center; also :  patriarchal cross — see cross illustration

Origin of CROSS OF LORRAINE

Lorraine, France
First Known Use: circa 1889

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