Maltese cross(redirected from Maltese Cross (symbol))
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A cross having four equal arms resembling arrowheads joined at the points.
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
a cross having four equal arms that expand in width outward.
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|Noun||1.||maltese cross - Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads|
|2.||Maltese cross - a cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center|
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry