death's-head

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\ ˈdeths-ˌhed How to pronounce death's-head (audio) \

Definition of death's-head

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

First Known Use of death's-head

1563, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Death's-head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death%27s-head. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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death's-head

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English Language Learners Definition of death's-head

: a picture of the bones of a human head : a human skull used as a symbol for death

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