cross of Lorraine

noun phrase

cross of Lor·​raine -lə-ˈrān How to pronounce cross of Lorraine (audio)
: a cross with two crossbars the lower one of which is longer than the upper one and intersects the upright below its center

Word History


Lorraine, France

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross of Lorraine was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Cross of Lorraine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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