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Meaning of CROSSBONES

Pronunciation:  'kros`bownz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death
 

CROSSBONES is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: symbol, symbolic representation, symbolisation, symbolization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cross"bones`\ (-b[=o]nz`), n. pl.
A representation of two of the leg bones or arm bones of a
skeleton, laid crosswise, often surmounted with a skull, and
serving as a symbol of death.

      Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrios
      emblems of mortality.                    --Hawthorne.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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