crossbones

plural noun
cross·​bones | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbōnz How to pronounce crossbones (audio) \

Definition of crossbones

: two leg or arm bones placed or depicted crosswise — compare skull and crossbones

First Known Use of crossbones

1686, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crossbones was in 1686

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“Crossbones.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crossbones. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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crossbones

noun plural
cross·​bones | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbōnz How to pronounce crossbones (audio) \

Kids Definition of crossbones

: two leg or arm bones placed or shown crosswise The pirate's flag bore a skull and crossbones.

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