death's-head

noun

: a human skull or a depiction of a human skull symbolizing death

Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of death's-head was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Death's-head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death%27s-head. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

death's-head

noun

ˈdeths-ˌhed
: a human skull representing death

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