Greek cross

noun

Definition of Greek cross

: a cross having an upright and a transverse shaft equal in length and intersecting at their middles — see cross illustration

First Known Use of Greek cross

1725, in the meaning defined above

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“Greek cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greek%20cross. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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