Maltese cross

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Maltese cross

n.
A cross having four equal arms resembling arrowheads joined at the points.

Maltese cross

n
1. (Heraldry) a cross with triangular arms that taper towards the centre, sometimes having indented outer sides: formerly worn by the Knights of Malta
2. (Film) (in a film projector) a cam mechanism of this shape that produces intermittent motion

Mal′tese cross′


n.
a cross having four equal arms that expand in width outward.
[1875–80]
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2.Maltese cross - a cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the centerMaltese cross - a cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center
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Translations
croix de Malte
Cruz de Malta

Maltese cross

nMalteserkreuz nt

Maltese cross

ncroce di Malta