Maltese cross


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Maltese cross

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


n.
a cross having four equal arms that expand in width outward.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Maltese cross - Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal headsmaltese cross - Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads
lychnis, catchfly - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone
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
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
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Translations
croix de Malte
Cruz de Malta

Maltese cross

nMalteserkreuz nt
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Maltese cross

ncroce di Malta
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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.
The badge for a Knight or Dame Grand Cross features an ornate Maltese cross surrounded by an eight-pointed silver star.
The Bichon Frise Maltese cross puppy was locked up after a vet in Coventry discovered that the dog had a high risk of carrying rabies as it had been brought into the UK illegally after being purchased in Romania.
It might have taken a while to get going and there might have been a couple of moments of good fortune that made the Maltese cross, including a dodgy penalty and red card.
Maltese cross or cruciform shape is the most common shape for 6 DOF multi-axial force sensor because it enables mechanical decoupling of different force components.
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 AF for a precision approach is ot the Maltese cross, but instead he point where the glideslope is intercepted at the lowest authorized intercept altitude.