Death's-head
Death's-head Death's"-head`, n. A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death. [1913 Webster]

I had rather be married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Death's-head moth} (Zo["o]l.), a very large European moth ({Acherontia atropos}), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; -- called also {death's-head sphinx}. [1913 Webster]


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  • death's head — n literary a human ↑skull, used as a sign of death …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • death's-head — [deths′hed΄] n. a human skull or a representation of it, symbolizing death …   English World dictionary

  • death's-head — death s′ head n. a human skull, esp. as a symbol of mortality …   From formal English to slang

  • Death's Head — This article is about the Marvel Comics character. For other uses, see Death s Head (disambiguation). For another Marvel character of the same name, see Death s Head (comics). Death s Head Cover for Death s Head #1. Art by Bryan Hitch Mark Farmer …   Wikipedia

  • death's head — noun a human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death • Hypernyms: ↑symbol, ↑symbolization, ↑symbolisation, ↑symbolic representation * * * n. a human skull as a symbol of mortality * * * ˈdeath s head f13 [death s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • death's-head — ˈdethsˌhed noun 1. : a human skull as the emblem of death : the head of Death 2. : a finger ring bearing the figure of a skull …   Useful english dictionary

  • death's head — human skull or representation of a man s skull that is used as a symbol of death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • death's-head — noun Date: 1596 a human skull or a depiction of a human skull symbolizing death …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • death's-head — noun A human skull, as symbol of death …   Wiktionary

  • death's head — noun (C) a human skull used as a sign of death …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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