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cross·bones

 (krôs′bōnz′, krŏs′-)
pl.n.
A representation of two bones placed crosswise, usually under a skull, symbolizing danger or death.

crossbones

(ˈkrɒsˌbəʊnz)

cross•bones

(ˈkrɔsˌboʊnz, ˈkrɒs-)

n.pl.
a representation of two bones placed crosswise, usu. below a skull, to symbolize death.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crossbones - two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or deathcrossbones - two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death
symbolic representation, symbolisation, symbolization, symbol - something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"
Translations

crossbones

[ˈkrɒsbəʊnz] NPLtibias fpl cruzadas
see skull

crossbones

[ˈkrɒsbəʊnz]
see skull and crossbonescross-border adj [ˌkrɒsˈbɔːrr]
[trade, shopping] → transfrontalier/ière
[raid, attack, terrorism] → transfrontalier/ière
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And at the zenith of his fame, how he would suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into church, brown and weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks, his great jack-boots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cut- lass at his side, his slouch hat with waving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it, and hear with swelling ecstasy the whisperings, "It's Tom Sawyer the Pirate!
Next night we stuck a picture, which Tom drawed in blood, of a skull and crossbones on the front door; and next night another one of a coffin on the back door.
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My hair was hennaed, there was this pair of black velvet leggings I used to wear all the time, covered in skulls and crossbones. God, I absolutely loved them" Samantha Cameron, wife of former prime minister David Cameron, on her youth "I have no desire to be a celebrity.