fyl·​fot ˈfil-ˌfät How to pronounce fylfot (audio)

Examples of fylfot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s might be called a croix gammée, a whirling log, fylfot, tetraskelion, gammadation, or cross cramponnée, for instance. Anne Quito, Quartz, 24 Dec. 2019

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Word History


Middle English, device used to fill the lower part of a painted glass window (from a conjectural manuscript reading)

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fylfot was in 1842

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“Fylfot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fylfot. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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