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
References in classic literature ?
They, with two others below, formed the revolving Maltese cross of the reaping-machine, which had been brought to the field on the previous evening to be ready for operations this day.
Mechanical decoupling was successfully achieved using the Maltese cross shape.
Perhaps wander through the Provence countryside or discover the origins of the Maltese Cross.
Optically, under polarized light, starch grains normally display a Maltese cross (Figure 1).
Educated in Neath, I joined the long line of hopeful boys longing one day to pull on the town's representative rugby jersey, black with a white Maltese cross.
The Maltese Cross worn by sharpshooters isn't an unattractive badge, but Marines want to earn crossed rifles and pistols.
Buleziuk's company has two other buildings in Winnipeg: an office building at 179 McDermot, which houses Space2Works, and the seven-storey Maltese Cross Building, a warehouse/industrial complex at the comer of King Street and McDermot Avenue.
The brand's signature Maltese Cross forms the silhouette of the tourbillon cage and bears four baguettes on the crown.
The tourbillion carriage is inspired by the brand's signature Maltese cross and magnificently showcases the exceptional level of finishing of each movement part.
An antique gold pocket knife sold for 8,960 dollars, her jewelry set for 9,600 dollars, a favourite pair of Ferragamo shoes hit 8,125 dollars, and a Maltese cross brooch went for 13,750 dollars.
com)-- The Maltese Cross Corps charity organization has a long, great tradition of organizing the "Saint Nicholas Goes to Orphans" action shortly before Saint Nicholas Day on December 19th.