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Saint Andrew's cross

noun Saint An·drew's cross \-ˈan-ˌdrüz-\

Definition of SAINT ANDREW'S CROSS

:  a figure of a cross that has the form of two intersecting oblique bars — see cross illustration

Origin of SAINT ANDREW'S CROSS

St. Andrew diedab a.d. 60, apostle who, according to tradition, was crucified on a cross of this type
First Known Use: 1615

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