fiery cross

noun

Definition of fiery cross 

1 : a cross of wood partly charred and sometimes stained with blood formerly carried from clan to clan as a rallying signal in the Highlands of Scotland

called also crostarie

2 : a burning cross especially : a burning cross used as a symbol of the Ku Klux Klan

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about fiery cross

Share fiery cross

Dictionary Entries near fiery cross

fieri facias

fiery

fiery azalea

fiery cross

fiery red

-fies

Fiesole

Statistics for fiery cross

Look-up Popularity

Comments on fiery cross

What made you want to look up fiery cross? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!