Saint Andrew's cross
noun Etymology: Saint Andrew died about A.D. 60, apostle who, according to tradition, was crucified on a cross of this type Date: 1615 a figure of a cross that has the form of two intersecting oblique bars — see cross illustration

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  • Saint Andrew's cross — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Andrew's cross — n. an X shaped cross: see CROSS, illus …   English World dictionary

  • saint andrew's cross — noun Usage: usually capitalized S&A Etymology: so called from the tradition that St. Andrew was crucified on a cross of this type 1. a. : a figure of a cross having the form of two intersecting oblique bars : saltire 2 b. : such a figure… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saint-andrew's-cross — (|) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized S&A Etymology: St. Andrew s cross : a No. American and West Indian woody plant (Ascyrum hypericoides) with petals arranged as a St. Andrew s cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Andrew's Cross — Saint An′drew s Cross′ n. anX shaped cross …   From formal English to slang

  • Saint Andrew's Cross — an X shaped cross. See illus. under cross. * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint Andrew's cross — noun A figure of a cross that has a form of two intersecting oblique bars. Syn: saltire, crux decussata …   Wiktionary

  • Saint Andrew's Cross — noun a white X shaped cross on a blue background …   Australian English dictionary

  • Saint-Andrew's-cross — ▪ plant       (Hypericum hypericoides), plant of the family Hypericaceae, native to southeastern North America and Central America, sometimes cultivated for its four petaled yellow flowers. It reaches 75 cm (2.5 feet) and has many branches, two… …   Universalium

  • Saint Andrew's Cross (BDSM) — The St. Andrew s Cross, Crux decussata, X cross or saltire cross, is a common sight in BDSM dungeons because of its practicality and ease of manufacture. It typically provides restraining points for ankles, wrists, and waist, and is usually… …   Wikipedia

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