cross of Lorraine

noun phrase
cross of Lor·​raine | \ -lə-ˈrān How to pronounce cross of Lorraine (audio) , -lȯ- \

Definition of cross of Lorraine

: a cross with two crossbars the lower one of which is longer than the upper one and intersects the upright below its center also : patriarchal cross — see cross illustration

First Known Use of cross of Lorraine

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cross of Lorraine

Lorraine, France

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The first known use of cross of Lorraine was circa 1889

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“Cross of Lorraine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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