Saint Andrew's cross

noun

Saint An·​drew's cross -ˈan-ˌdrüz- How to pronounce Saint Andrew's cross (audio)
variants or St. Andrew's cross
: a figure of a cross that has the form of two intersecting oblique bars see cross illustration

Word History

Etymology

St. Andrew died about a.d. 60, apostle who, according to tradition, was crucified on a cross of this type

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Saint Andrew's cross was in 1615

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Cite this Entry

“Saint Andrew's cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Andrew%27s%20cross. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Saint Andrew's cross

noun
Saint An·​drew's cross -ˌan-ˌdrüz- How to pronounce Saint Andrew's cross (audio)
: a cross shaped like the letter X

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