Latin cross

noun

Definition of Latin cross

: a figure of a cross having a long upright shaft and a shorter crossbar traversing it above the middle — see cross illustration

First Known Use of Latin cross

1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Latin cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latin%20cross. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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