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Saint Andrew's cross

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

Definition of Saint Andrew's cross

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



Origin and Etymology 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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