crossbones

plural noun cross·bones \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbōnz \

Definition of crossbones

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

First Known Use of crossbones

1686

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crossbones

noun plural cross·bones \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbōnz \

Definition of crossbones for Students

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

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